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Meaning and Name Origin

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. Ebenezer is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (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) is Eben. Adoption of this boy name was at its apex during 1880-1889 and is now much less. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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