Saturday, November 21, 2015

-Iah Can't Think of a Clever Title.

(and I'm fairly certain that did not count)

The -iahs are an interesting bunch. They're mostly Biblical boys' names relating to Yahweh (I could almost call this post 'Names "of God" part 2'), originally pronounced "____-yah-hoo", which somehow became "_____-eye-ah" in English. The few -aiah names, which would have been roughly "eye-ah" in Hebrew, are mostly traditionally said "ay-ah" here.
Anglicization is weird.

Anyway, while most are Biblically masculine [exceptions are noted], a few have started to gain use for girls in modern times.

  • Abiah (ah-BYE-ah)--"my father is Yahweh".
  • Adaiah (ah-DAY-ah, ah-DYE-ah)--"Yahweh has adorned"
  • Ahaziah (ah-haz-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh grasps"
  • Ahiah (ah-HYE-ah)--"brother of Yahweh".
  • Aiah (AY-ah, EYE-ah)--"hawk"
  • Amariah (am-ah-RYE-ah)--"Yahweh has said"
  • Amasiah (am-ah-SYE-ah)--"Yahweh bears the load"
  • Amaziah (am-ah-ZYE-ah)--"strength of Yahweh"
  • Anaiah (an-AY-ah, an-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh answered"
  • Ananiah (an-an-EYE-ah)--"covered by Yahweh"
  • Aphiah (af-EYE-ah)--poss. "breeze"
  • Asaiah (as-AY-ah, as-EYE-ah)--"made by Yahweh"
  • Athaiah (ath-AY-ah, ath-EYE-ah)--"helped by Yahweh"
  • Athaliah (ath-ah-LYE-ah)--"Yahweh binds" [Biblically unisex]
  • Azaliah (as-ah-LYE-ah)--"kept near Yahweh"
  • Azaniah (az-an-EYE-ah)--"heard by Yahweh"
  • Azariah (az-ah-RYE-ah)--"helped by Yahweh"
  • Azaziah (az-ah-ZYE-ah)--"might of Yahweh"
  • Baaseiah (bay-ah-SEE-ah)--"made by Yahweh"
  • Bariah (bah-RYE-ah)--"fleeing"
  • Bedeiah (bed-EE-ah)--"servant of Yahweh"
  • Benaiah (ben-AY-ah, ben-EYE-ah)--"built by Yahweh"
  • Berachiah (behr-ah-KYE-ah)--"blessing of Yahweh"
  • Beraiah (behr-AY-ah, behr-EYE-ah)--"built by Yahweh"
  • Beriah (behr-EYE-ah)--"from adversity"
  • Besodeiah (bes-oh-DEE-ah)--"counsel of Yahweh"
  • Bithiah (bith-EYE-ah)--"daughter of Yahweh" [Biblically feminine, as you can probably guess]
  • Chenaniah (ken-an-EYE-ah)--"planted by Yahweh". Also transliterated as Kenaniah.
  • Coniah (con-EYE-ah)--"established by Yahweh"
  • Delaiah (del-AY-ah, del-EYE-ah)--"lifted up by Yahweh". Also transliterated as Dalaiah.
  • Eliah (el-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh is God" [more commonly transliterated as Elijah]
  • Gedaliah (ged-ah-LYE-ah)--"greatness of Yahweh"
  • Gemariah (gem-ah-RYE-ah)--"accomplishment of Yahweh"
  • Giah (GYE-ah)--"fountain" [Biblical place name]
  • Habaiah (hab-AY-ah, hab-EYE-ah)--"hidden by Yahweh"
  • Hananiah (han-an-EYE-ah)--"favored by Yahweh"
  • Harhaiah (har-HAY-ah, har-HYE-ah)--"anger of Yahweh"
  • Hasadiah (has-ah-DYE-ah)--"kindness of Yahweh"
  • Hashabiah (hash-ah-BYE-ah)--"planning of Yahweh"
  • Hazaiah (haz-AY-ah, haz-EYE-ah)--"seen by Yahweh"
  • Hezekiah (hez-eh-KYE-ah)--"strength of Yahweh". Also transliterated as Hizkiah.
  • Hilkiah (hil-KYE-ah)--"inheritance of Yahweh"
  • Hodaviah (hoh-dah-VYE-ah)--"majesty of Yahweh". Also transliterated as Hodaiah.
  • Hodiah (hoh-DYE-ah)--"majesty of Yahweh" [Biblically unisex]
  • Hoshaiah (hoh-SHAY-ah, hoh-SHYE-ah)--"saved by Yahweh"
  • Ibneiah (ib-NEE-ah)--"built up by Yahweh"
  • Igdaliah (ig-dah-LYE-ah)--"greatness of Yahweh"
  • Iphedeiah (if-ed-EE-ah)--"redeemed by Yahweh"
  • Isaiah (eye-ZAY-ah, eye-ZYE-ah)--"salvation of Yahweh". Also transliterated as Jesaiah or Jeshaiah.
  • Ishiah (ish-EYE-ah)--"lent by Yahweh". Also transliterated as Isshiah and Jesiah.
  • Ishmaiah (ish-MAY-ah, ish-MYE-ah)--"Yahweh hears"
  • Ismachiah (is-mah-KYE-ah)--"sustained by Yahweh"
  • Izrahiah (iz-rah-HYE-ah)--"Yahweh will shine". Also transliterated as Jezrahiah.
  • Jaazaniah (jay-az-an-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh hears". Also transliterated as Jezaniah.
  • Jaaziah (jay-ah-ZYE-ah)--"fierceness of Yahweh"
  • Jahaziah (jay-hah-ZYE-ah)--"Yahweh sees"
  • Jaresiah (jehr-eh-SYE-ah)--poss. "nourished by Yahweh" or "rest of Yahweh". Also transliterated as Jaareshiah.
  • Jecoliah (jek-oh-LYE-ah)--"Yahweh is able". Also transliterated as Jechiliah. [Biblically feminine]
  • Jeconiah (jek-oh-NYE-ah)--"established by Yahweh"
  • Jedaiah (jed-AY-ah, jed-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh knows"
  • Jedidiah (jed-id-EYE-ah)--"beloved of Yahweh"
  • Jehdeiah (jeh-DEE-ah)--"may Yahweh give joy"
  • Jehiah (jeh-HYE-ah)--"Yahweh lives"
  • Jekamiah (jek-ah-MYE-ah)--"Yahweh will rise"
  • Jeremiah (jehr-eh-MYE-ah)--"Yahweh lifts up"
  • Jeriah (jehr-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh instructs"
  • Jeziah (jez-EYE-ah)--"sprinkling of Yahweh". Also transliterated as Izziah.
  • Joshaviah (josh-ah-VYE-ah)--"set by Jehovah"
  • Josiah (joh-SYE-ah)--"founded by Yahweh"
  • Josibiah (joh-sib-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh abides"
  • Josiphiah (joh-sif-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh adds"
  • Kolaiah (koh-LAY-ah, koh-LYE-ah)--"fame of Yahweh"
  • Maadiah (may-ah-DYE-ah)--"adornment of Yahweh"
  • Mahseiah (mah-SEE-ah)--"refuge of Yahweh" or "work of Yahweh". Also transliterated as Maaseiah.
  • Malchiah (mal-KYE-ah)--"Yahweh is king". Also transliterated as Melchiah.
  • Mariah (mah-RYE-ah)--form of Mary/Maria [modern; feminine]
  • Mattaniah (mat-tan-EYE-ah)--"gift of Yahweh"
  • Mattithiah (mat-tith-EYE-ah)--"gift of Yahweh"
  • Melatiah (mel-ah-TYE-ah)--"delivered by Yahweh"
  • Meraiah (mehr-AY-ah, mehr-EYE-ah)--"rebellion" or "bitterness"
  • Micaiah (mye-KAY-ah, mik-EYE-ah)--"who is like Yahweh". Also transliterated as Michaiah. [Biblically unisex]
  • Mikneiah (mik-NEE-ah)--"possession of Yahweh"
  • Moriah (mor-EYE-ah)--poss. "seen by Yahweh" or "bitterness of Yahweh" [Biblical place name, modernly used as a feminine name]
  • Neariah (nee-ah-RYE-ah)--"servant of Yahweh" or "child of Yahweh"
  • Nedebiah (ned-eh-BYE-ah)--"moved by Yahweh"
  • Nehemiah (nee-heh-MYE-ah)--"Yahweh comforts"
  • Neriah (nehr-EYE-ah)--"light of Yahweh". Also transliterated as Neraiah.
  • Nethaniah (neth-an-EYE-ah)--"gift of Yahweh"
  • Neziah (nez-EYE-ah)--"eminent"
  • Noadiah (noh-ad-EYE-ah)--"meeting with Yahweh" [Biblically unisex]
  • Obadiah (oh-bah-DYE-ah)--"servant of Yahweh"
  • Pelaiah (pel-AY-ah, pel-EYE-ah)--"marvel of Yahweh"
  • Pelaliah (pel-ah-LYE-ah)--"Yahweh intercedes"
  • Pelatiah (pel-ah-TYE-ah)--"Yahweh delivers"
  • Pethahiah (peth-ah-HYE-ah)--"Yahweh sets free"
  • Raamiah (ray-ah-MYE-ah)--"thunder of Yahweh"
  • Ramiah (rah-MYE-ah)--"exaltation of Yahweh"
  • Reaiah (ree-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh has seen"
  • Reelaiah (ree-eh-LAY-ah)--"Yahweh makes tremble"
  • Rehabiah (ree-hah-BYE-ah)--"Yahweh enlarges"
  • Remaliah (rem-ah-LYE-ah)--poss. "Yahweh adorns"
  • Rephaiah (ref-AY-ah)--"Yahweh heals"
  • Sariah (sah-RYE-ah)--prob. a form of Sarah, Seraiah, or Suraya [modern; feminine]
  • Semachiah (sem-ah-KYE-ah)--"Yahweh sustains"
  • Seraiah (sehr-AY-ah, sehr-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh prevails"
  • Sheariah (shee-ah-RYE-ah)--prob. "Yahweh reckons" or "gate of Yahweh"
  • Shebaniah (sheb-ah-EYE-ah)--"prosperity of Yahweh"
  • Shecaniah (shek-an-EYE-ah)--"Yahweh dwells". Also transliterated as Shechaniah.
  • Shehariah (sheh-hah-RYE-ah)--"Yahweh seeks"
  • Shelemiah (shel-eh-MYE-ah)--"friend of Yahweh"
  • Shemaiah (sheh-MAY-ah, sheh-MYE-ah)--"Yahweh listens"
  • Shemariah (shem-ah-RYE-ah)--"guarded by Yahweh"
  • Shephatiah (shef-ah-TYE-ah)--"Yahweh judges"
  • Sherebiah (shehr-eh-BYE-ah)--"heat of Yahweh"
  • Tebaliah (teb-ah-LYE-ah)--"Yahweh has plunged"
  • Tobiah (toh-BYE-ah)--"goodness of Yahweh" [modern English form is Tobias]
  • Uriah (yoo-RYE-ah)--"flame of Yahweh"
  • Uzziah (uz-ZYE-ah)--"might of Yahweh"
  • Vaniah (van-EYE-ah)--unknown, poss. "cast by Yahweh", "praise of Yahweh", or "Yahweh answers"
  • Zachariah (zak-ah-RYE-ah)--"Yahweh remembers". Also transliterated as Zechariah.
  • Zebadiah (zeb-ah-DYE-ah)--"Yahweh bestows"
  • Zedekiah (zed-eh-KYE-ah)--"Yahweh is righteous"
  • Zephaniah (zef-an-EYE-ah)--"hidden away by Yahweh"
  • Zerahiah (zehr-ah-HYE-ah)--"Yahweh rises"
  • Zeruiah (zehr-oo-EYE-ah)--poss. "balsam" or "balm of Yahweh" [Biblically feminine]
  • Zibiah (zib-EYE-ah)--"gazelle" [Biblically feminine]

I admit, I didn't think this list would be soooooooooooooo looooooooooooooong. And it's not even complete! Believe it or not, this was trimmed to the ones easiest in English. o.O