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What does Ezekiel mean?

Ezekiel /eze-kiel/ as a boys' name is pronounced ez-EE-kee-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ezekiel is "God strengthens". Biblical name from Yechezqel. Ezekiel was a prophet who was among the captives taken to Babylon at the first fall of Jerusalem; he wrote the Book of Ezekiel while in captivity.

Associated with: biblical, prophet, book (literary)


Ezekiel has 10 variants: Esequiel, Ezechiel, Ezequiel, Eziechiele, Eziequel, Haskel, Iezekiel, Jesekijel, Yechezkel and Zeke.

Affiliated boy name: Chico.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Eskiel, Nekiel, ..

(female) Ezeel, Ezevis, ..

How popular is Ezekiel?

Ezekiel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1075 out of 1220, Top 88%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#28751 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Ezekiel for boys. Ezekiel reached its apex position of #181 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Ezekiel and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Ezekiel (#181 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are Ezequiel (#569 from recent data), Zeke (#736), Haskel, Esequiel and Chico. These forms of Ezekiel were favored as baby names today (usage of 0.2%). Ezekiel, Zeke and Ezequiel are three of the more chic boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ezekiel, Chico, Esequiel, Ezequiel, Haskel, Zeke in U.S.

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

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Recommended names are Aeriel, Azriel, Dekel, Eskel, Eskil, Jeriel, Malkiel, Uziel and Uzziel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ezekiel.