Meaning and name origin
Ezekiel \e-ze-kiel\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Chico.
Ezekiel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1075 out of 1220, Top 88%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#29041 out of 88799, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ezekiel for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ezekiel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ezekiel (#181), Ezequiel (#569) and Zeke (#736). (2014 statistics).