Thirzah (Thirza, Tirzah, Tirtza, or Thyrza)
If you ask me in person what Thirzah means, I mumble something like: “erm, well, I think its Hebrew in origin, but I think it was a bit more popular with the Victorians than it is now, I think it means pleasant”.
So as you can see, I’m not the expert I should be!
You can find out more about the name here:
Meanwhile, here are some links somehow related to the name Thirzah – if you’d like to suggest a link, just get in touch.
(last checked July 2010)
An E-text of the novel, Thyrza by George Gissing (London: Smith, Elder, 1887)
Interesting, and somewhat worrying: “This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the nervous system, and tension or accidents to the head.” !!!
Website for Thirzah Bendokas (celloist)
Around and About Paris By Thirza Vallois For the REAL Lovers of Paris . . .
The John K. & Thirza F. Davenport Foundation “Founded For The Granting Of Scholarships In The Arts”. Wow!