What does Ebenezer mean?
Ebenezer [ebenez-er] 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".
(male) Ebenezear, Ebennezer, ..
(female) Ebenezel, Ebenezele, ..
How popular is Ebenezer?
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Ebenezer for boys. Ebenezer was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #1486 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of the boy name Ebenezer and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Ebenezer appearing in the Top 2000 are Eben (#1946 a year ago) and Ebbie. Adoption of these relations of Ebenezer was widespread in the 1880s (average #1141) and is now much diminished.
Suggested similar names are Abeer, Abner, Beemer, Denver▲, Eber, Eberle, Eberley, Ebner, Einer, Eizer, Eleazar, Eleazer, Elemer, Eliezer▲, Emeer, Ender, Evander, Ezer, Guenter, Guenther, Keefer, Kenner, Mouneer, Muneer, Nezer, Renier, Seeger, Sender, Spencer▼, Spenser▼ and Wheeler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ebenezer.See names in meaning and etymology.