What is in the name "Alicia Keys"?
The names “Alicia Augello Cook” and the stage name “Alicia Keys” are interesting in more ways than one. The name “Alicia ” has more than one meaning. It is a shortened form of the French “Adelais” which came from the Germanic name “Adelheidis.” “Adelheidis” is a combination of two words meaning “noble” and “kind.” Alicia Keys has lived up to her first name by being named #2 on the “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good” list for her charity work. It is not as easy to find out what the name “Augello” means but it is strikingly close to the Greek “aggelos” which comes from another word “aggellos.” “Aggelos” or “aggelos” means “angel” or “messenger.” Now, note that the name “Alicia” is also said to mean “truth” making her name possibly read “Truth Messenger” or “Messenger of Truth.”
Her maiden name “Cook” is rather funny since she grew up in “Hell’s Kitchen” in New York. I would not read too much into the “angel” part here at all with respect to the location.
Her stage name is “Alicia Keys.” That can mean “Truth Keys” or “The Keys of Truth.” That name is a parallel of John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” It is truth that helps us break the shackles of error, sin and all forms of slavery and bondage. Like the name of her fourth album there is “The Element of Freedom.” We have already seen that her names have the elements of charity and truth. 1 Cor. 13:6, speaking of charity says that charity “Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.”
This is not to lift up any human being as an idol (See Ex. 20) or any of the related words like icon or diva. Rom. 1:25 is against those “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
1 Cor. 4:6 adds “And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that NO ONE of you be puffed up for one against another.”
Let us rejoice in truth. We need to have the love of the truth (2 Thess. 2:10). It is the key to unlocking the shackles. It is the saw that cuts off the chains of all that is negative. Let us be noble and kind for sin is not “A Minor” thing with God.
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