🔼The name Zia: Summary
- Trembler, Shaking
- From the verb זוע (zua'), to tremble or quake.
🔼The name Zia in the Bible
The name Zia occurs only once in the Bible. The Chronicler mentions him as one of seven "kinsmen in their fathers' households" (whatever that might mean) of the tribe of Gad (1 Chronicles 5:13). Nothing more about this man is known.
🔼Etymology of the name Zia
The name Zia probably comes from the verb זוע (zua'), meaning to tremble or quake:
The verb זוע (zua') means to tremble or quake (of a person out of intense feelings). Noun זועה (zewa'a) or זעוה (za'awa) means a trembling.
For a meaning of the name Zia, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Trembler and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Shaking. BDB Theological Dictionary does not an interpretation of our name but does list it under the root זוע (zua') meaning to tremble or quake.