🔼The name Eluzai in the Bible
The name occurs only once in the Bible. The Chronicler mentions him as one of the mighty-men of David (1 Chronicles 12:5), but nothing else is known about this man.
🔼Etymology of the name Eluzai
The name Eluzai consists of two or three components, the first of which being אל, El, the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:
The second part of our name appears to derive from the verb עוז ('uz), meaning to take or seek refuge:
Thirdly: the letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (safely), a possessive form (my safety), or may be a remnant of יה (Yah), which is short for יהוה, which is the name YHWH, or Yahweh.
For a meaning of the name Eluzai, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Is My Defense and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes God Is My Strength.
Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) takes the scenic route and insists that if the verb עוז ('uz) means to take refuge, it should also mean to flee, and thus to gather and therefore must have something to do with one's family. Ergo Jones translates this name as God Of My Congregation, which is quite an achievement but ultimately a touch fantastic.