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What does Lazarus mean?

Lazarus Pronunciation of Lazarus [lazarus] 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.

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


Middle name pairings:
Lazarus Moses (L.M.), ..

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)

Lazarus reached its apex position of #1267 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1447 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Lazarus (#1447 in recent rankings) are Eleazar (#1359 in recent rankings) and Lazaro (#1754). These forms of Lazarus were at the height of their popularity 9 years ago (adoption of 0.02%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.02%, 2.8% 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.

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