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Meaning and name origin

Ebenezer \e-bene-zer, eb(e)-nezer\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Eb, Ebbaneza, Ebbie, Eben, Ebeneezer, Ebeneser, Ebenezar, Ebenzer, Eveneser and Evenezer.


Ebenezer is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ebenezer and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Eben. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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.