Eliezer - Meaning of Eliezer
[ 4 syll. e-lie-zer, el-iez-er ] The baby boy name Eliezer is pronounced in English as ehL-ay-IY-ZahR †. Eliezer's language of origin is Hebrew, and it is predominantly used in English, German, and Hebrew. Eliezer's meaning is 'God is help, God is my helper'. It is a biblical name derived from el which means 'God, powerful' ; ezer 'help'. In the Bible, the name was borne by three characters; the second son of Moses and Zipporah, the head servant of Abraham's household, and a prophet. In the first instance, the meaning of the name was recorded in the Book of Exodus: "the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh". The form Eleazar was borne in the Bible by the son of Moses' brother Aaron.
Eli (English and Hebrew shortening) is another variant transcription of the name.
Eliezer is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked recently in 2014 with 0.012% of baby boys being named Eliezer. It ranked at #870 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep drop in popularity, and is of only very modest use now. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly related to Eliezer, Eli was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Eliezer include Eleazar, Elzeario, Elazar, Eleazer, Elessar, Elgar, Elger, Elgir, Elgor, Elgur, Elgyr, Eliecer, Elieser, Elisher, Elizar, Ellgar, Ellger, Ellgir, Ellgor, and Ellgur.
† Pronunciation for Eliezer: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"
A famous person named Eliezer is Author, Elie Wiesel, born Eliezer Wiesel, 30 September 1928, Sighet, Transylvania.