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What does Eleazar mean?

Eleazar Pronunciation of Eleazar as a boys' name is pronounced el-ee-AY-zar. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eleazar is "God is my help". Variant of Lazarus, the form used in the New Testament. Biblical: the son of Aaron and later his successor as high priest of Israel. In Spanish, Eleázar.

ASSOCIATED WITH El-, help (counsel), high (great), priest (monk)


VARIANTS Elazar, Eleasar, Eleazaro, Eli, Eliazar, Elie, Eliezer, Ely




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How popular is Eleazar?

Eleazar is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#82344 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Eleazar was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #1100 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is at #1359 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleazar name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleazar outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Eleazar (#1359 IN RECENT RANKINGS) appearing in the Top 2000 are Eli (#53), Elie, Eliezer (#1023), Ely (#1505) and Lazarus (#1447). These relations of Eleazar were favored in 2012 (USAGE OF 0.45%) and are almost as popular today (USAGE 0.4%, 11% LESS). Eli is the continual favorite, although Eliezer seems to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleazar, Eli, Elie, Eliezer, Ely, Lazarus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alamar, Baltazar, Caezar, Cezar, Ebenezar, Ebenzer, Elemer, Elgar, Elhanan, Eliana, Elkana, Elkanah, Ellair, Ellar, Ellgar (see Alger), Elmar, Ezar, Seasar and Sezar. Like Eleazar, these names are not frequently used.

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