Does anyone know what's the etymology of the name Gaza? Many sources claim something like: The name "Gaza," from the Arabic Ġazza, originally derives from the Canaanite/Hebrew root for "strong" (ʕZZ), and was introduced to Arabic by way of the Hebrew, ʕazzā, i.e. "the strong one (f.)"; Or: The ancient Egyptians called it Gazzat ("prized city"). See also some interesting comments at lughat.blogspot.com/2006/08/ayin-less-in-gaza.html, among them: Some sources derive the town's Hebrew name, `Azzah, from the root `zz "be strong". However, this is a folk etymology. Thanks.