Meaning and name origin
Ezra \e-zra, ez-ra\ as a boy's 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 an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ezra for boys. Ezra reached its highest rank of #119 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ezra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ezra (#119) and Azariah (#838). (2014 statistics).