What does Ezra mean?
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%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#45651 out of 150436, Top 30%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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) is Azariah (#838 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names is at its peak today (usage of 0.5215%). Ezra (#119) is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)