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What does Ezekiel mean?

Ezekiel Pronunciation of Ezekiel as a boys' name is pronounced ez-EE-kee-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ezekiel is "God strengthens". Biblical name from Yechezqel. Ezekiel was a prophet who was among the captives taken to Babylon at the first fall of Jerusalem; he wrote the Book of Ezekiel while in captivity.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, prophet, book (literary)


VARIANTS Esequiel, Ezechiel, Eziechiele, Eziequel, Ezequiel, Haskel, Iezekiel, Jesekijel, Yechezkel, Zeke




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How popular is Ezekiel?

Ezekiel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1075 out of 1220, Top 88%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#28751 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ezekiel reached its apex position of #82 in the U.S. in the year 2017, and is at #87 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Ezekiel (#87 FROM RECENT DATA) rated in the Top 2000 are Ezequiel (#426), Zeke (#642), Chico, Esequiel and Haskel. These forms of Ezekiel were favored as baby names less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.3%) and have remained as common to this day (USAGE 0.3%, 5% LESS). Ezekiel, Ezequiel and Zeke are three of the more chic boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ezekiel, Chico, Esequiel, Ezequiel, Haskel, Zeke in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aeriel, Azriel, Dekel, Eskel, Eskil, Jeriel, Malkiel, Uziel and Uzziel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ezekiel.

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