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Ezra is a cute baby name that is full of life. It originates from the Old Testament and is a name of a book of the Bible. Currently, due to the modern feel of the name, it is a top 50 name in America.

Meaning of the name Ezra:

Hebrew: help

Origin of the name Ezra:

Ezra originates from Old Testament times among the Hebrew people. The first man in recorded history with the name is a prophet from Biblical times who wrote the book called Ezra in the Bible. The Protestant Reformation helped to spread this name throughout the English-speaking world.

Symbolism of the name Ezra:

The baby name Ezra means “helper” as some theorize that it comes from the longer name Azaryahu. This latter name means “Yahweh helps.”

Style of the name Ezra:

Classical

Gender of the name Ezra:

Ezra is a Biblical name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Ezra:

EHZ-ruh

Number of syllables in the name Ezra:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Ezra:

Ezra feels young and full of life. It is a cute name that has a deep meaning.

Alternative spellings for the name Ezra:

  • Esra
  • Esrah
  • Ezrah

Nicknames for the name Ezra:

  • Ez
  • Ray 
  • Ra
  • Ezzie
  • Ezzy
  • Ezz
  • Ezzro

Popularity of the name Ezra:

Ezra was a top 200 name starting in the year 2012 at rank 183. It became a top 100 name in 2015 at 92. As of 2020, it is a top 50 name at rank 44, though it was also a top 50 name in 2019 too at rank 49.

Related names for the name Ezra:

Great middle names for Ezra and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ezra:

  • Ezra Pound (poet)
  • Ezra Keats (author and illustrator)
  • Ezra Butler (NFL player)
  • Ezra Miller (actor, “The Flash”)
  • Ezra Dean (Ohio Congressman)
  • Ezra Cornell (founder of Cornell University)
  • Ezra Stiles (president of Yale University)

Ezras in popular culture:

  • Ezra Bridger (character from “Star Wars: Rebels”)
  • Ezra (character from “Space Pirate Captain Harlock”)
  • Ezra Fitz (character from “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Ezra Cohen (character from “Daniel Deronda”)
  • Ezra (character from “High School Story”)
  • Ezra (character from “Seven Pounds”)
  • Ezra Baxter (character from “The Yearling”)