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Origin and Meaning of Jezebel

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jez"e*bel
A bold, vicious woman; a termagant.

Etymology: From Jezebel, Heb. Izebel, the wife of Ahab king of Israel

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A shameless impudent scheming woman
  2. Wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)
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From Hebrew אִיזֶבֶל ('izével).

  1. (biblical) The Phoenician princess and Queen of Ancient Israel who appears in the Old Testament (1 Kings). She incited heresy and lured the Jews away from their God and back to idols. Jezebel was finally deposed by Jehu, who confronted her and had her thrown from the palace window to the streets, where her body was eaten by wild dogs.
  2. (pejorative) An evil, scheming or shameless woman; an immoral woman.
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Jezebel was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jezebel

How popular is the baby name Jezebel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1980 5 5 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 5 5 0
1988 7 7 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 6 6 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 16 16 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 15 15 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 20 20 0
2000 23 23 0
2001 29 29 0
2002 21 21 0
2003 27 27 0
2004 24 24 0
2005 30 30 0
2006 32 32 0
2007 47 47 0
2008 33 33 0
2009 24 24 0
2010 36 36 0
2011 32 32 0
2012 22 22 0
2013 23 23 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 24 24 0
2016 26 26 0
2017 27 27 0

Fun Facts about the name Jezebel

  • How Popular is the name Jezebel? Jezebel is the 13,534th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jezebel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 674 babies born with the first name Jezebel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jezebel to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jezebel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jezebel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jezebel is Sunday, August 15th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Jezebel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jezebel was in 2007 with a total of 47 babies.
  • Random Jezebel Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jezebel is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Jezebel: Your name in reverse order is Lebezej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ezjeelb. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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