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What does Lazarus mean?

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.


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

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 (#7231 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Lazarus and affiliated names. The only prominent alternative form of Lazarus (#unlisted) is Lazaro. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.09%) and are now less popular. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lazaro in U.S.

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