What does Eleazar mean?
Eleazar [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.
(male) Eleazear, Eleazen, ..
(female) Eleazal, Eleazor, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Eleazar for boys. 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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Eleazar (#1359 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Eli (#53 in recent rankings), 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.
Suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.