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Athaliah

All About The Name Athaliah

Athaliah (ath-uhlahyuh) is a girl’s name of  Hebrew origin, meaning: “god is exalted”. 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 her son is assassinated by Jehu.

Meaning: God is exalted

Origin: Hebrew

Gender: Girl

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Rose

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