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What does Ezra mean?

Ezra /ezra/ as a boys' name is pronounced AIRZ-rah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ezra is "help".

Biblical name, borne by prophet and author of the two Chronicles and the Book of Ezra, in the form Esdras. One of the Old Testament names used by the Puritans in the 17th century. Poet Ezra Pound.

Associated with: help (counsel), prophet, book (literary), puritans, 17th century


Ezra has 7 variants: Azariah, Azur, Esdras, Esra, Ezer, Ezrah and Ezri.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Eura, Ezear, ..

(female) Ezear, Ezeri, ..

How popular is Ezra?

Ezra is a somewhat popular first name for males (#847 out of 1220, Top 69%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#45651 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Displayed below is the birth name history of Ezra for boys. Ezra reached its highest rank of #119 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Ezra and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Ezra (#119 in 2014) are Azariah (#838 in 2014) and Ezrah (#1681). Adoption of these relations of Ezra is well-received among parents today (usage of 0.2%). Azariah and Ezra are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ezra, Azariah, Ezrah in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Ezra is pronounced similarly to Azria and Azriah. Other suggested similar names are Ara, Earl, Eero, Efran, Efrat, Elia, Elrad, Enda, Enea, Eran, Eri, Erl, Ern, Erv, Eva, Ezar, Ezio and Ira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ezra.