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What does Ebenezer mean?

Ebenezer Pronunciation of Ebenezer as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ebenezer is "stone of help". Biblical: name of a memorial stone set up by the prophet Samuel to mark a critical battle and victory in Jewish history. First used as a given name by the Puritans in the 17th century. Literary: Ebenezer Scrooge is a character in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".


ASSOCIATED WITH stone (rock), help (counsel), biblical, prophet, battle (war), victory, puritans, 17th century, literary


VARIANTS Eb, Ebbaneza, Ebbie, Eben, Ebeneezer, Ebeneser, Ebenezar, Ebenzer, Eveneser, Evenezer



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How popular is Ebenezer?

Ebenezer is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ebenezer was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #1486 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Ebenezer appearing in the Top 2000 are Ebbie and Eben. Adoption of these relations of Ebenezer was widespread in the 1880s (AVERAGE #1141).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ebenezer, Ebbie, Eben in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abeer, Abner, Beemer, Denver, Eber, Eberle, Eberley, Ebner, Einer, Eizer, Eleazar, Eleazer, Elemer, Eliezer, Emeer, Ender, Evander, Ezer, Guenter, Guenther, Keefer, Kenner, Mouneer, Muneer, Nezer, Renier, Seeger, Sender, Spencer, Spenser and Wheeler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ebenezer.

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