Meaning and Name Origin
Lazarus \l(a)-za-rus\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Lazarus is "God is my help". Biblical name: Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Since the Middle Ages, the name has been been used as a synonym for a leper.
For more information, see also the related boy name Eleazar.
Lazarus is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#7265 out of 88799, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Lazarus and affiliated names. The only prominent alternative form of Lazarus (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Lazaro. This boy name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1980-1989 and is now less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)