- a king of Judah of the 7th and 8th centuries b.c. II Kings 18.
- a king of Judah ?715–?687 bc, noted for his religious reforms (II Kings 18–19)Douay spelling: Ezechias
masc. proper name, biblical, from Hebrew Hizqiyya, literally “the Lord has strengthened,” from hazaq “he was strong, he strengthened” + jah, short for yahweh.