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What does Ezra mean?

Ezra Pronunciation of 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), old, puritans, 17th century.


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

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

(female) Ezear, Ezeri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ezra Beaux (E.B.), ..

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)

Ezra reached its highest rank of #92 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Ezra (#92 in 2015) are Azariah (#699 in 2015) and Ezrah (#1642). Adoption of these relations of Ezra is well-received among parents today (usage of 0.25%). 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.

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