JezabelI love this name, but sadly I refuse to even consider it as a possible for my chid because of the negative stigma placed on it. I do think it is very pretty sounding, though.
Jezebel was a queen in the Bible who worshiped the Phoenician Ba'al and had Jewish prophets put to death. Her name has come to be used as a word for promiscuous or controlling women. Jezebel comes from the Hebrew 'izevel which may mean "not exalted." It may also be derived from the god Ba'al, meaning "Ba'al exalts." In 2010, it was #1527 on the US top 7000 names for girls; people probably like it because it sounds like Jessica + Isabel, and not necessarily for its biblical overtones.
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