Boaz (pr. bo-az) is a Hebrew male name of uncertain etymology. It could mean “in strength”, composed of Hebrew prefix ב be (in) and עזז ‘azaz (to be strong, mighty). However, I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “swiftness”.
In the Old Testament, Boaz is the second husband of Ruth.
Meaning: uncertain, either “strength, in strength” or “swiftness”
Usage: Hebrew, English
- Bo’az (Hebrew)
- Booz (Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin)
- Boos (Biblical Greek)