Ezra name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: German, English, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Ezra e-zra
Meaning: (God Is) Help and God's Help
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What does Ezra mean?

The baby name Ezra is a Hebrew name, derived from the Hebrew word for “help” or “helper.” The biblical prophet Ezra was a scribe who helped rebuild the Jewish community after they had been exiled from Jerusalem.

Ezra is an increasingly popular name in the English-speaking world, especially in North America.

It was the 59th most popular baby boy name of 2018.

Famous people with the name include American actor Ezra Miller and Israeli Prime Minister Ezra Ben-Gurion. In literature, Ezra Pound was an American poet, and in music, Ezra Koenig is the frontman of indie rock band Vampire Weekend.

Ezra is a great choice for a baby boy's name as it has strong biblical roots and is also associated with famous figures from many different fields including politics and art.

It also has a pleasant sound and can be shortened to “Z” for nicknames.

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How do I pronounce Ezra?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled Ezra is e-zra. ez-ra is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of Ezra

Azariah, Azarious

Nicknames for Ezra

Since the given name Ezra is such a short name, it is hard to converge any further but we managed scrape out few options:

Names that rhyme with Ezra

How popular is the name Ezra?

A very popular name in United States with over 54525 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. Presently at its peak, the moniker grabbed the 59th spot and 6000 baby boys were given the name.

Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 100 baby names 4 times Also, a popular name in England and Wales having over 4652 recievers in 36 years of usage. Currently the name is hotter than ever, it ranked 59th when 1118 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 100 baby names 3 times

A common name in France having over 805 recievers in 30 years of usage.

Currently peaked at the charts, the moniker grabbed the 313rd spot and 187 baby boys were given the name. Also, A common name in Netherlands with over 759 new-borns have been given the name since 2015.

Recently at its peak, the moniker grabbed the 94th spot and 169 baby boys were given the name. In Belgium, Ezra is a familiar name where it has been in use since 1996 and has secured the place in top 200 names.

Recently in 2018, 58 babies were given Ezra and it reached its peak ranking, 197 on boy names chart. There are over 206 babies that have been given the name Ezra in Belgium.

Ezra is a unique baby name in Ireland, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 200 names. Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 157 on boy names chart when 38 babies were named Ezra.

There are over 115 babies that have been given the name Ezra in Ireland. Ezra is an uncommon baby name in Switzerland, in use since 1998, peaked in 2017 when it ranked 396th.

Over 107 babies in Switzerland have been named Ezra.

But Ezra is a popular baby name in Kenya where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, Tanzania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda and Israel.

According to our estimate, over 110000 babies have been named Ezra globally.

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Ezra in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Ezra

It's like luck follows you wherever you go and whatever you do results in a positive outcome. Your intellectual mind is always generating new creative ideas. Letter A at the end of your name foreshadows your high ambition to become someone in life. You don't want anyone standing on your way or messing with your life just like you stay out of other people's lives and don't get in their way of success.

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  •  Makala - Widespread unisex name Makala means "Who is Like God?" which came from Hebrew is substantially used in Tamil and English
  •  Deneen - Meaning of Deneen is Combination of Deana or Dina or Vindicated is originated from Hebrew, used chiefly in English is given to both genders. Noteworthy name Deneen managed to bag 465th position on list of baby girl names in 1965 in United States
  •  Jonatas - Meaning of Jonatas is Yahweh has Given or Gift of Yahweh used for boys used predominantly in Portuguese is originated from Hebrew
  •  Sidoine - Especially used in French, Sidoine is originated from Hebrew, meaning of Sidoine is "Originating In Sidon or Woman from Sidon"
  •  Jordanna - Especially used in English and English uncustomary, Jordanna aimed at both genders that of Hebrew origin, meaning of Jordanna is "To Flow Down or Descender"

Sibling Names for Ezra

If you've chosen the name Ezra for your baby, you might be looking for sibling names that complement its unique and charming sound. Whether you're seeking inspiration from biblical or modern names, here are some great options to consider that will pair well with Ezra.

Sister to Ezra

Names for Ezra's brother

Famous people named Ezra

  • Ezra Abbot, American biblical scholar
  • Ezra Pound, expatriate American poet and critic
  • Ezra Sims, was one of the pioneers
  • Ezra T. Benson, apostle and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Ezra L'Hommedieu, American lawyer and statesman
  • Ezra Heywood, American individualist anarchist
  • Ezra Laderman, American composer of classical music
  • Ezra Churchill, : Nineteenth-century industrialist, investing
  • Ezra Millard, U.S. politician who was mayor of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Ezra G. Levin, is co-chair of the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Ezra Brainerd, was president of Middlebury College
  • Ezra C. Carleton, U.S. Representative
  • Ezra Hall Gillett, American clergyman and author, born at Colchester Connecticut He graduated in 1841 at Yale
  • Ezra Greenleaf Weld, photographer and an operator of a daguerreotype studio
  • Ezra Lee, American colonial soldier
  • Ezra ben Isaac Fano, was Rabbi of Mantua and cabalist
  • Ezra Clark Jr., Ezra Clark Jr
  • Ezra Darby, U.S. Representative from New Jersey
  • Ezra C. Gross, American lawyer and politician from New York
  • Ezra Baker, U.S. Representative from New Jersey
  • Ezra B. French, United States Representative from Maine
  • Ezra Norton, Australian newspaper baron and businessman
  • Ezra Zask, President of Securities and Financial Consulting, LLC, Liquid Alternative Investments, LLC, and Empowering Investors
  • Ezra Vogel, Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University and has written on Japan
  • Ezra T. Newman, American physicist
  • Ezra Stiles, American academic and educator
  • Ezra Cornell, American businessman, politician
  • Ezra Taft Benson, American farmer, government official
  • Ezra Levant, Canadian media personality
  • Ezra Hendrickson, retired Vincentian footballer
  • Ezra Jack Keats, American writer and illustrator of children's books
  • Ezra Meeker, American pioneer
  • Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman and political figure
  • Ezra Poyas, former captain of Victorian Football League club Sandringham
  • Ezra P. Savage, American politician and the 12th Governor of Nebraska
  • Ezra Moseley, former West Indian cricketer
  • Ezra Fitch, co-founder of the modern lifestyle brand Abercrombie & Fitch and is attributed with the introduction of Mahjong to the United States
  • Ezra Weisz, American voice actor
  • Ezra Sutton, American third baseman
  • Ezra Sambu, Kenyan sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres
  • Ezra Johnson, retired American football defensive end
  • Ezra A. Burrell, Republican politician from Idaho
  • Ezra Attiya, Among Attiya's most famous students are Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
  • Ezra Ames, popular portrait painter in Albany
  • Ezra Butler, American clergyman, politician, lawyer, judge
  • Ezra Klein, American journalist, blogger
  • Ezra Meech, American fur trader and politician
  • Ezra Stone, American actor and director
  • Ezra Stoller, American architectural photographer
  • Ezra Suruma, Ugandan economist, banker, and academic
  • Ezra Buzzington, American character actor for film and TV.
  • Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, four-piece rock band active between 2006 and 2011

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