🔼The name Zaza in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Zaza
The name Zaza probably comes from the root-verb זוז I (zwz I), denoting moving things:
Where the final א (aleph) of our names comes from isn't clear, but prosthetic alephs are not uncommon, and usually don't alter the meaning of the name.
For a meaning of the name Zaza, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Projection for no apparent reason. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) declares "derivation unknown," and doesn't even try to solve the riddle, which is highly unusual for this otherwise highly creative scholar. BDB Theological Dictionary is unusually forward and states "perhaps belongs under this root" and places our name under זוז I (zwz I).
All uncertainties aside, a Hebrew audience would most likely have thought the name Zaza to mean Abundance or Moving About.