Azriel is a baby name for boys that has plenty of religious meaning. Some of it is good, and some of it isn't so pleasant, depending on your faith. Either way, it's becoming a popular alternative to more common names, like Israel and Ariel. It has a unique sound, but it's not so out there that it turns heads. It also sounds great with most middle names.

Meaning of the name Azriel:

Hebrew: God is my help

Origin of the name Azriel:

Azriel's exact meaning is unknown, but it's most likely developed from Hebrew elements that translate to mean “God is my help.” In some Jewish movements, Islam, and Sikhism, Azriel is the angel of death. However, the name is common in Jewish cultures.

Symbolism of the name Azriel:

Parents of almost all faiths may find some meaning in the name Azriel, some of it better than others. Christians may see it as a symbol that God has helped them conceive a baby boy. People who do not believe in any sort of religion may see the name as ironic or a symbol of laughing in the face of death.

Style of the name Azriel:

Traditional

Gender of the name Azriel:

Azriel is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Azriel:

AS-ree-el

Number of syllables in the name Azriel:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Azriel:

The baby name Azriel evokes images of someone who is inventive and always able to find a way to get what they want.

Alternative spellings for the name Azriel:

  • Azrael
  • Asriel
  • Asrael
  • Azyrel

Nicknames for the name Azriel:

  • Azzy
  • Zee

Popularity of the name Azriel:

According to the Social Security Administration, Azriel has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

Related names for the name Azriel:

Great middle names for Azriel and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Azriel:

  • Azriel Rabinowitz (rabbi and Holocaust victim)
  • Azriel Rosenfeld (computer expert and professor)
  • Azriel Lévy (mathematician)
  • Azriel Hildesheimer (rabbit and religious leader)
  • Azriel Graeber (journalist, professor, and founder of the Jewish Scholarship Scoiety)

Azriels in popular culture:

  • Azrielin the book “Servant of the Bones” by Anne Rice)
  • Azrielin the book “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J Maas)