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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.


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 (#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)

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

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