Athaliah Meaning and Origin

The name Athaliah is a girl’s name meaning “God is exalted” and is of Hebrew origin. In the bible, the name Athaliah is applied to one woman and two men. In the Old Testament, the female Athaliah is the granddaughter of King Omri of Israel (1 Kings 16:29, 2 Kings 8:26). She is well known for taking revenge by murdering all the members of the royal house of Judah after Jehu assassinates her son. In modern times, Athaliah is not a very common name. However, it is still used in some cultures and regions as a given name for girls.

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