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Aziz (Arabic: عزيز, ʿazīz, ʕaziːz) originally a Northwest Semitic Syriac/Hebrew/Assyrian Neo-Aramaic word now much more commonly but not exclusively known as an Arabic male name. Aziz in Arabic is derived from the root ʕ-z-z with a meaning of "strong, powerful". It is a cognate of Hebrew oz meaning "might, strength, power". The Semitic word refers to the "power and glory" of deities and kings. Al-Aziz is one of the names of God in Islam, and the word is also used in reference to the "king of Egypt" (pharaoh) in the quranic Surah-e-Yusuf.
But the adjective has acquired a more generic meaning of "dear, darling, precious" in existing Semitic Languages such as Arabic, Assyrian Neo Aramaic, Mandic and Hebrew. Aziz is a common masculine given name, especially in the Muslim world but it has also continued to be used since Pre Islamic and Pre-Arab times by indigenous non-Muslim peoples in the Middle East, e.g. Assyrians, Jews/Israelites the Maronites, Mandeans and Syriacs-Arameans. The feminine form of both the adjective and the given name is Aziza.
1 Given name,
3 See also,
Aziz Ansari, Indian-American stand-up comedian and actor,
Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer,
Aziz Nesin, Turkish humorist and author,
Aziz Sançar, Turkish scientist,
Aziz Shavershian, Australian bodybuilder and internet personality,
Lisa Aziz, British television presenter and journalist,
Philip Aziz, Canadian artist of Lebanese Maronite Christian ancestry,
Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister,
Tariq Aziz, Ethnic Assyrian and Christian former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister under Saddam Hussein,
Douglas Aziz (full Douglas Aziz Shamasha Eshaya) Assyrian Christian Iraqi footballer,
Tariq Aziz (bureaucrat), Pakistani Head of National Security Council of Pakistan and close-aide of Pervez Musharraf,
Tipu Aziz, Professor of neurosurgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford University,
Ricardo Azziz, university president
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