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Ezra - Meaning of Ezra

What does Ezra mean?

Meaning of the name EzraAzariahEsrahEteraAzurEzerEzeraEzriEzrahEzEsraEsdrasEzryah

[ 2 syll. e-zra, ez-ra ] The baby boy name Ezra is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is EHZ-Rah in English †. Ezra is largely used in the English, French, German, Hebrew, and Spanish languages, and its origin is Hebrew. The name is of the meaning help, God is help. A biblical name, it is derived from the element 'ezer' meaning help. The name was borne in the Bible by a prophet who wrote the Book of Ezra. It was therefore adopted by English Puritans in the 17th century. In Apocryphal texts, the Greek spelling used is Esdras.

Ezra has 12 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Azariah, Azur, Esrah, Etera, Ez, Ezer, Ezrah, Ezri, and Ezryah. Esdras (French, Greek, and Spanish), Esra (German), and Ezera (Hawaiian) are foreign variants of Ezra.

Ezra is a popular baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1960s. At the modest height of its usage in 2015, 0.212% of baby boys were given the name Ezra. Its ranking then was #92. Within all boy names in its group, Ezra was the most popular in 2015. Ezra was used 12 times more than the subsequent ranked name, Azariah, in that year. In the past century Ezra has predominantly been a baby boy name.

Baby names that sound like Ezra include Ezrah, Esrah, Esras, Ezera, Ezryah, and Agerico.

† Pronunciation for Ezra: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

A famous person named Ezra is Poet, Ezra Pound, born 30 October 1885 - 1 November 1972, Hailey, Idaho.

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