What does Ezekiel mean?
Ezekiel \e-ze-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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Chico.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ezekiel for boys. Ezekiel reached its apex position of #181 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Ezekiel and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Ezekiel (#181 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Ezequiel (#569 last year) and Zeke (#736). These boy names are at the height of their popularity today (usage of 0.5047%). Zeke (#736), Ezekiel (#181) and Ezequiel (#569) are three of the more chic boy names here, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Ezekiel. (2014 Birth Statistics)