Meaning and Name Origin
Ezra \e-zra, ez-ra\ 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.
Ezra is a somewhat popular first name for males (#847 out of 1220, Top 69%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ezra for boys. Ezra reached its highest rank of #119 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Ezra and affiliated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Ezra (#119 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 is Azariah (#838 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names is at its peak today. Ezra (#119) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)