I would say ho ZAY uh
I’ve always pronounced it with the emphasis on the second syllable - Ho-ZEY-uh. [name_u]Love[/name_u] it!
I pronounce it ho-SHAY-uh with a sh sound, not a z or s sound, but that’s because I am trained in classical Hebrew and that is its phonetic Hebrew pronunciation. I think the standard americanization is ho-ZAY-uh and I’d easily pronounce it like that if a person/parent corrected me!
I asked someone I know who speaks Hebrew (is Israeli) & she said you are right
I also pronounce it ho-Zay-uh. This is a new name crush for me recently! Especially with the nn [name_m]Zay[/name_m]
I love this name so much <3
my first instinct was also ho-ZAY-uh!