Additional information: This is a male name that is pronounced as /EZ-Ruh/. It means “help” or “one who gives aid.” It is a Hebrew name with roots in the Bible. It is probably an abbreviation of the Hebrew name Azaryahu. When written in Greek and Latin, the name became Esdras, which later morphed into Ezra. The prophet Ezra of the Old Testament, a priest who returned to Judah from exile in Babylon, also known as Ezra the Scribe or Ezra the Priest, wrote the Book of Ezra in both Hebrew and Christian bibles. He is also mentioned in the Qur’an. Therefore it is shared by both the Islamic and Christian People.
Some variations are Esdras, Ezras and Ezra. There are no feminine forms of the name Ezra. The name Ezra has no known nicknanames since the name is already very short to be shortened more. Also its pronounciation of this name is easy and fast.
As of 2014, Ezra is the 119thmost popular name in the United States. Some of the famous people who go by this name are: Ezra Pound who is an American poet, Ezra Miller who is an American dancer and actor and Ezra Koenig who is an American singer among many others.
The name Ezra has biblical tradition behind it, but it is not a very common name. It’s a great name for someone who wants to pay homage to the modernist poet Ezra Pound, or want your child to have a name that has a strong tradition behind it but also stands out from other boy names. It has been growing in popularity since 2000, climbing from rank 432 to 119 in 2014, so it may become a popular name in the next few years.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Ezra for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Ezra is a boy name.
The name Ezra is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Ezra we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Ezra Name Meaning
The meaning of Ezra is “Aid, Helper”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Ezra and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Ezra and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Ezra is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Ezra Categories
The name Ezra is in the following categories: Biblical Names, Classic Names, Jewish Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Ezra. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Ezra, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Ezra
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Ezra displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Ezra Boy Name Popularity Chart
Ezra Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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