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Boaz is an intriguing baby name for boys. Rooted in ancient Bronze Age culture, Boaz has undergone a major modern revival in countries like the Netherlands. Boaz was the name of a progenitor of King David in the Old Testament, and Boaz Jimenez is also the name of a central character in the Queen of the South series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Boaz:

Hebrew: Swiftness, strength

Origin of the name Boaz:

Boaz originates from the Hebrew word בֹּעַז (meaning “swiftness” or “strength”).

Symbolism of the name Boaz:

Boaz is an Old Hebrew name that means “swiftness.” According to the Old Testament, Boaz was a wealthy landowner and the second husband of Ruth the Moabite (Ruth 4:1-16). The symbol of Boaz was the threshing floor.

Style of the name Boaz:


Gender of the name Boaz:

Boaz is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Boaz:


Number of syllables in the name Boaz:


Emotion evoked from the name Boaz:

The name Boaz evokes feelings of greatness and generosity.

Alternative spellings for the name Boaz:

Nicknames for the name Boaz:

  • Bo 
  • Boa
  • Bowie
  • Azzy

Popularity of the name Boaz:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Boaz was the 1,134th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Boaz:

  • Berlioz
  • Buzz
  • Berlitz
  • Benz
  • Blaze
  • Boris
  • Bartosz

Great middle names for Boaz and their meanings:

  • Andrew (masculine, manly, strong)
  • Cristobal (bearer of Christ)
  • David (beloved)
  • Dirk (ruler of the people)
  • Elmer (noble, famous, renowned)
  • Gadiel (God is my fortune)
  • Jethro (abundance, overflow)
  • Lucas (bringer of light)
  • Noah (rest, repose, respite)
  • Ozzie (God's ruler)
  • Solomon (peace)
  • Timothy (honoring God)
  • Zander (defender of men)

Famous people with the name Boaz:

  • Boaz Bloomer (industrialist)
  • Boaz Davidson (filmmaker)
  • Boaz Ellis (foil fencer)
  • Boaz Frankel (television personality)
  • Boaz Janay (basketball player)
  • Boaz Mahune (politician)
  • Boaz Mauda (singer)
  • Boaz Theofilius Erwin Solossa (footballer)
  • Boaz Joost van Velzen (son of Dutch singer Roel van Velzen)
  • Boaz Yakin (screenwriter)

Boaz in popular culture:

  • Boaz (character in the Legacy of Kain series)
  • BoazJachin (pillars included in the first rendition of Solomon's Temple)
  • Boaz Jimenez (character in the Queen of the South series)