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What does Ebenezer mean?

Ebenezer \e-bene-zer, eb(e)-nezer\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ebenezer is "stone of help". Biblical: name of a memorial stone set up by the prophet Samuel to mark a critical battle and victory in Jewish history. First used as a given name by the Puritans in the 17th century. Literary: Ebenezer Scrooge is a character in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".


Ebenezer has 10 variants: Eb, Ebbaneza, Ebbie, Eben, Ebeneezer, Ebeneser, Ebenezar, Ebenzer, Eveneser and Evenezer.


Ebenezer is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Ebenezer and corresponding names. The only popular alternative form of Ebenezer (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Eben. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.287%) and is now much less. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eben in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ebenezer and related baby names outside U.S.