Jezebel Meaning and Origin

The name Jezebel is a girl’s name meaning “unexalted” and is of Hebrew origin. There may be two women named Jezebel in the Bible. The famous Jezebel is the notorious wife of Ahab, king of Israel in the Old Testament. (1 Kings 16:31). She promotes the worship of Baal in Israel and murders the servants of  Yahweh (1 Kings 18:4). Jezebel has become a symbol of evil that John the Revelator refers to her in REVELATION 2:20. The other Jezebel that John describes is that she is a prophetess who misleads Christians. The name Jezebel is derived from Izevel. This name often gets a bad girl reputation due to its biblical significance; however, feminists have interpreted Jezebel to mean “power behind the throne.” While definitely not a name for everyone those wanting a name with dark vibes or an alternative to other Bel- names (Isabelle, Annabel), Jezebel could be a most-welcome choice.

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