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What does Lazarus mean?

Lazarus [laz-arus] 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.

Associated with: help (counsel), biblical.


Lazarus has 8 variants: Eleazer, Lazar, Lazare, Lazarillo, Lazaro, Lazear, Lazer and Lazzaro.

Affiliated boy name: Eleazar.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Leiarus, Lyarus, ..

(female) Lazias, Lazren, ..

How popular is Lazarus?

Lazarus is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#7231 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Lazarus for boys. Lazarus reached its apex position of #1267 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1371 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Lazarus and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lazarus (#1371 in recent rankings) are Eleazar (#1364 in recent rankings) and Lazaro (#1857). These forms of Lazarus were at the height of their popularity 8 years ago (adoption of 0.02%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.02%, 3.9% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lazarus, Eleazar, Lazaro in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lazarus and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Damarcus, Damarius, Icarus, Ikarus, Jairus, Labrun, Lamar, Lamarcus, Lamario, Lamarr, Lamarre, Lars, Larue, Lavar, Macarius, Maurus, Nazarius, Taurus, Tavarous (see Tavaris) and Tevarus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lazarus.