Ezekiel Name Meaning

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Fact: The biblical Ezekiel was a major prophet who lived during the Babylonian exile around the 6th century BCE.

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A Deep Dive

Ezekiel Overview

Meaning

God will strengthen

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Yechezqel”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ɪˈziːkiəl/

Popularity

Ranked #50 in the US in 2023, also popular in New Zealand and England.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Traditional, Religious and Spiritual, Unique, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, dependable, spiritual

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Ezekiel is a major prophet in the Old Testament, known for his vivid visions and prophecies about the restoration of Israel.

Name Day

April 10th
A Deep Dive

Ezekiel Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Ezequiel, Yehezkel, Ezechiel, Iezekiel, Ezeckiel, Ezekial, Hesekiel, Zeke, Ezekielle

Common Nicknames

Zeke, Ez, Kiel, Ezzie, Zeki, Ziggy, Zekester, Z-Man, Zel, Zeeky Bear, Ezzy, Ziko, Kielster

Diminutives

Zeke, Ezzie, Izzy, Zeki, Ziggy, Kiel, Chezi, Eli

Famous People

  • Ezekiel Elliott
    (American Football Player)
  • Ezekiel Ansah
    (Ghanaian Football Player)
  • Ezekiel Kemboi
    (Kenyan Athlete)
  • Ezekiel Jackson
    (Guyanese-American Wrestler)
  • Ezekiel Henty
    (Nigerian Footballer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Ezekiel Sutton
    ("The Walking Dead," TV Show)
  • Ezekiel Pedrad
    ("Divergent," Book Series)
  • Ezekiel Figuero
    ("The Get Down," TV Show)
  • Ezekiel Jones
    ("The Librarians," TV Show)
  • Ezekiel Cheever
    ("The Crucible," Play)

Places

  • Ezekiel Town
    (Texas, USA)
  • Ezekiel Park
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Ezekiel Lake
    (Minnesota, USA)
  • Ezekiel Community
    (Queensland, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Ezekiel?

Ezekiel means “God will strengthen.” People with this name are often seen as strong, dependable, and spiritually resilient, reflecting the powerful and supportive nature suggested by its meaning​.

What Is the Origin of The Name Ezekiel?

The name Ezekiel originates from Hebrew “Yechezqel,” combining “chazaq” (to strengthen) and “el” (God). It is most famously associated with the prophet Ezekiel in the Old Testament.

This prophet is known for his visions and prophecies regarding the fall of Jerusalem and the eventual restoration of Israel.

The name has been used in English-speaking countries since the Protestant Reformation and remains popular due to its strong biblical connections.

Ezekiel Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Ezekiel in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#532021#492022#502023
Top 3 Rankings#492022#502023#532021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Ezekiel

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202350
(-1 from 2022)
5569
(-461 from 2022)
0.30413
202249
(+4 from 2021)
6030
(+193 from 2021)
0.32195
202153
(+11 from 2020)
5837
(+756 from 2020)
0.31154
202064
(+7 from 2019)
5081
(+149 from 2019)
0.27470
201971
(+16 from 2018)
4932
(+569 from 2018)
0.25664
201887
(-5 from 2017)
4363
(-410 from 2017)
0.22446
201782
(+39 from 2016)
4773
(+1372 from 2016)
0.24117
2016121
(+25 from 2015)
3401
(+590 from 2015)
0.16790
2015146
(+34 from 2014)
2811
(+429 from 2014)
0.13749
2014180
(+6 from 2013)
2382
(+187 from 2013)
0.11624
2013186
(+10 from 2012)
2195
(+257 from 2012)
0.10863
2012196
(-1 from 2011)
1938
(+68 from 2011)
0.09551
2011195
(+17 from 2010)
1870
(+179 from 2010)
0.09205
2010212
(+12 from 2009)
1691
(+78 from 2009)
0.08231
2009224
(+13 from 2008)
1613
(+67 from 2008)
0.07605
2008237
(+11 from 2007)
1546
(+107 from 2007)
0.07090
2007248
(+19 from 2006)
1439
(+146 from 2006)
0.06496
2006267
(+41 from 2005)
1293
(+225 from 2005)
0.05898
2005308
(+7 from 2004)
1068
(+80 from 2004)
0.05020
2004315
(+8 from 2003)
988
(+76 from 2003)
0.04675
2003323
(+23 from 2002)
912
(+120 from 2002)
0.04340
2002346
(+19 from 2001)
792
(+63 from 2001)
0.03832
2001365
(-8 from 2000)
729
(-11 from 2000)
0.03524
2000357
(+18 from 1999)
740
(+50 from 1999)
0.03544
1999375
(+73 from 1998)
690
(+191 from 1998)
0.03384
1998448
(+19 from 1997)
499
(+32 from 1997)
0.02461
1997467
(+53 from 1996)
467
(+81 from 1996)
0.02338
1996520
(+41 from 1995)
386
(+53 from 1995)
0.01926
1995561
(+53 from 1994)
333
(+43 from 1994)
0.01656
1994614
(-9 from 1993)
290
(-4 from 1993)
0.01423
1993605
(+29 from 1992)
294
(+32 from 1992)
0.01423
1992634
(+5 from 1991)
262
(+6 from 1991)
0.01248
1991639
(-14 from 1990)
256
(-7 from 1990)
0.01208
1990625
(+43 from 1989)
263
(+39 from 1989)
0.01222
1989668
(+12 from 1988)
224
(+33 from 1988)
0.01069
1988680
(+37 from 1987)
191
(+29 from 1987)
0.00954
1987717
(+20 from 1986)
162
(+11 from 1986)
0.00831
1986737
(+86 from 1985)
151
(+34 from 1985)
0.00786
1985823
(-138 from 1984)
117
(-43 from 1984)
0.00608
1984685
(+15 from 1983)
160
(+11 from 1983)
0.00853
1983700
(+66 from 1982)
149
(+18 from 1982)
0.00800
1982766
(+38 from 1981)
131
(+12 from 1981)
0.00694
1981804
(+3 from 1980)
119
(+1 from 1980)
0.00639
1980807
(-18 from 1979)
118
(-2 from 1979)
0.00636
1979789
(-32 from 1978)
120
(-5 from 1978)
0.00670
1978757
(+10 from 1977)
125
(+2 from 1977)
0.00732
1977767
(+195 from 1976)
123
(+48 from 1976)
0.00720
1976962
(-80 from 1975)
75
(-13 from 1975)
0.00459
1975882
(+21 from 1974)
88
(+8 from 1974)
0.00542
1974903
(+151 from 1973)
80
(+21 from 1973)
0.00491
19731054
(-4 from 1972)
59
No change from 1972
0.00366
19721050
(+117 from 1971)
59
(+10 from 1971)
0.00352
19711167
(+111 from 1970)
49
(+7 from 1970)
0.00270
19701278
(-13 from 1969)
42
(+3 from 1969)
0.00220
19691265
(+309 from 1968)
39
(+14 from 1968)
0.00213
19681574
(-287 from 1967)
25
(-9 from 1967)
0.00141
19671287
(+162 from 1966)
34
(+6 from 1966)
0.00191
19661449
(-131 from 1965)
28
(-6 from 1965)
0.00154
19651318
(-83 from 1964)
34
(-5 from 1964)
0.00179
19641235
(+169 from 1963)
39
(+8 from 1963)
0.00192
19631404
(+222 from 1962)
31
(+7 from 1962)
0.00150
19621626
(-363 from 1961)
24
(-15 from 1961)
0.00114
19611263
(-192 from 1960)
39
(-13 from 1960)
0.00181
19601071
(+315 from 1959)
52
(+20 from 1959)
0.00240
19591386
(-134 from 1958)
32
(-6 from 1958)
0.00148
19581252
(+112 from 1957)
38
(+5 from 1957)
0.00176
19571364
(-244 from 1956)
33
(-13 from 1956)
0.00151
19561120
(+47 from 1955)
46
(+5 from 1955)
0.00214
19551167
(+19 from 1954)
41
(+1 from 1954)
0.00196
19541186
(-226 from 1953)
40
(-16 from 1953)
0.00193
1953960
(+133 from 1952)
56
(+12 from 1952)
0.00280
19521093
(+46 from 1951)
44
(+4 from 1951)
0.00223
19511139
(-102 from 1950)
40
(-6 from 1950)
0.00209
19501037
(-70 from 1949)
46
(-5 from 1949)
0.00253
1949967
(-4 from 1948)
51
(-1 from 1948)
0.00283
1948963
(-25 from 1947)
52
(-4 from 1947)
0.00292
1947938
(+107 from 1946)
56
(+13 from 1946)
0.00301
19461045
(-195 from 1945)
43
(-11 from 1945)
0.00261
1945850
(+114 from 1944)
54
(+9 from 1944)
0.00394
1944964
(+42 from 1943)
45
(+1 from 1943)
0.00324
19431006
(+161 from 1942)
44
(+9 from 1942)
0.00302
19421167
(-196 from 1941)
35
(-8 from 1941)
0.00249
1941971
(-67 from 1940)
43
(-6 from 1940)
0.00343
1940904
(+265 from 1939)
49
(+18 from 1939)
0.00413
19391169
(-218 from 1938)
31
(-13 from 1938)
0.00274
1938951
(+123 from 1937)
44
(+8 from 1937)
0.00387
19371074
(-46 from 1936)
36
(-2 from 1936)
0.00329
19361028
(+120 from 1935)
38
(+5 from 1935)
0.00357
19351148
(-192 from 1934)
33
(-11 from 1934)
0.00309
1934956
(-9 from 1933)
44
No change from 1933
0.00414
1933947
(+88 from 1932)
44
(+3 from 1932)
0.00431
19321035
(-21 from 1931)
41
(-2 from 1931)
0.00382
19311014
(-122 from 1930)
43
(-12 from 1930)
0.00402
1930892
(+163 from 1929)
55
(+13 from 1929)
0.00487
19291055
(+23 from 1928)
42
No change from 1928
0.00379
19281078
(-186 from 1927)
42
(-16 from 1927)
0.00368
1927892
(-2 from 1926)
58
(+1 from 1926)
0.00499
1926890
(+183 from 1925)
57
(+15 from 1925)
0.00498
19251073
(-129 from 1924)
42
(-13 from 1924)
0.00365
1924944
(+17 from 1923)
55
(+4 from 1923)
0.00470
1923961
(-47 from 1922)
51
(-7 from 1922)
0.00450
1922914
(+25 from 1921)
58
(+2 from 1921)
0.00515
1921939
(+8 from 1920)
56
(+3 from 1920)
0.00492
1920947
(+42 from 1919)
53
(+6 from 1919)
0.00481
1919989
(-40 from 1918)
47
(-2 from 1918)
0.00463
1918949
(-40 from 1917)
49
No change from 1917
0.00467
1917909
(+43 from 1916)
49
(+4 from 1916)
0.00511
1916952
(-59 from 1915)
45
(-3 from 1915)
0.00487
1915893
(-9 from 1914)
48
(+10 from 1914)
0.00545
1914884
(-78 from 1913)
38
(+3 from 1913)
0.00556
1913806
(+48 from 1912)
35
(+8 from 1912)
0.00653
1912854
(-30 from 1911)
27
(+11 from 1911)
0.00598
1911824
(-170 from 1910)
16
(-4 from 1910)
0.00663
1910654
(-39 from 1909)
20
(+1 from 1909)
0.00959
1909615
(+129 from 1908)
19
(+6 from 1908)
0.01074
1908744
(-110 from 1907)
13
(-3 from 1907)
0.00781
1907634
(+293 from 1906)
16
(+8 from 1906)
0.01009
1906927
(-186 from 1905)
8
(-3 from 1905)
0.00555
1905741
(+323 from 1904)
11
(+5 from 1904)
0.00768
19041064
(-330 from 1903)
6
(-4 from 1903)
0.00433
1903734
(+128 from 1902)
10
(+2 from 1902)
0.00773
1902862
(-83 from 1901)
8
No change from 1901
0.00603
1901779
(-224 from 1900)
8
(-11 from 1900)
0.00692
1900555
(+106 from 1899)
19
(+9 from 1899)
0.01172
1899661
(+341 from 1898)
10
(+4 from 1898)
0.00868
18981002
(-321 from 1897)
6
(-4 from 1897)
0.00454
1897681
(-163 from 1896)
10
(-6 from 1896)
0.00820
1896518
(+221 from 1895)
16
(+7 from 1895)
0.01240
1895739
(-196 from 1894)
9
(-5 from 1894)
0.00711
1894543
(-34 from 1893)
14
No change from 1893
0.01121
1893509
(-51 from 1892)
14
(-4 from 1892)
0.01157
1892458
(+177 from 1891)
18
(+9 from 1891)
0.01369
1891635
(+32 from 1890)
9
No change from 1890
0.00824
1890667
(-169 from 1889)
9
(-5 from 1889)
0.00752
1889498
(-14 from 1888)
14
(-2 from 1888)
0.01176
1888484
(+60 from 1887)
16
(+5 from 1887)
0.01232
1887544
(-113 from 1886)
11
(-6 from 1886)
0.01006
1886431
(+173 from 1885)
17
(+7 from 1885)
0.01428
1885604
(-84 from 1884)
10
(-3 from 1884)
0.00862
1884520
(-41 from 1883)
13
(-1 from 1883)
0.01059
1883479
(+97 from 1882)
14
(+3 from 1882)
0.01245
1882576
(-228 from 1881)
11
(-11 from 1881)
0.00901
1881348
(+94 from 1880)
22
(+6 from 1880)
0.02032
1880442
First SSA data recorded
16
First SSA data recorded
0.01351

American States Popularity Rankings for Ezekiel

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

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Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#112021#112022#182023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#912021#842022#942023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#712021#562022#662023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1282021#1552022#1412023

Washington (WA)

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Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#292021#222022#292023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#952021#982022#882023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1002021#792022#732023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#732021#942022#802023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#442021#622022#702023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1052021#1252022#1062023

Tennessee (TN)

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Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#862021#702022#1102023

Missouri (MO)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Oregon (OR)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1222021#1322022#1032023

Nevada (NV)

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Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#852021#682022#652023

New Jersey (NJ)

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Kansas (KS)

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Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#542021#762022#842023

Massachusetts (MA)

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Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1182021#922022#1012023

Arkansas (AR)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Iowa (IA)

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Idaho (ID)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Connecticut (CT)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Alaska (AK)

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Montana (MT)

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North Dakota (ND)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Maine (ME)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Delaware (DE)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Vermont (VT)

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Popularity Rankings for Ezekiel in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Philippines

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#952021#602022#542023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1262020#1242021#1162022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1402021#1492022#1582023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Iceland

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Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#4142021#3802022#3432023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#4961984#4762020

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#6452022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Ezekiel a Name for Boys or Girls?

Ezekiel is predominantly a name for boys, especially within religious contexts.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Ezekiel

Ezekiel in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Ezekiel Elliott (Football Player, born 1995): An American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys, known for his remarkable athleticism and multiple Pro Bowl selections.
  • Ezekiel Ansah (Football Player, born 1989): A Ghanaian professional football player, known as "Ziggy," who played as a defensive end in the NFL for the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.
  • Ezekiel Kemboi (Athlete, born 1982): A Kenyan athlete famous for his success in the 3000 meters steeplechase, winning multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medals.
  • Ezekiel Jackson (Wrestler, born 1978): A Guyanese-American wrestler known for his time in WWE, where he won the ECW and Intercontinental Championships.
  • Ezekiel Henty (Footballer, born 1993): A Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Slovan Bratislava in the Fortuna Liga.
  • Ezekiel Lau (Surfer, born 1993): An American professional surfer known for competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour.
  • Ezekiel Mitchell (Bull Rider, born 1997): An American professional bull rider competing in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) circuit.
  • Ezekiel Ajeigbe (TV Actor, born 1994): An American actor known for his roles in various TV shows.
  • Ezekiel Hart (Entrepreneur, 1767-1843): A British North American entrepreneur and politician, known as the first Jew elected to public office in the British Empire.
  • Ezekiel Sutton ("The Walking Dead," 2010 TV Show): Also known as King Ezekiel, he is the charismatic leader of a community called the Kingdom.
  • Ezekiel Pedrad ("Divergent," 2011 Book Series): A character in Veronica Roth's dystopian series who is part of the Dauntless faction.
  • Ezekiel Figuero ("The Get Down," 2016 TV Show): A protagonist in this musical drama series set in the Bronx during the 1970s.
  • Ezekiel Jones ("The Librarians," 2014 TV Show): A character known for his intelligence and expertise in art and history, part of a team that protects ancient magical artifacts.
  • Ezekiel Cheever ("The Crucible," 1953 Play): A minor antagonist in Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witch trials.
  • Ezekiel ("Supernatural," 2005 TV Show): An angel who initially helps the protagonists but later becomes a vessel for deception.
  • Ezekiel Bloor ("Children of the Red King," 2002 Book Series): A character in Jenny Nimmo's fantasy series, known for his antagonistic role.
  • Ezekiel Town, Texas, USA: A small town in Texas, known for its rural landscape and close-knit community.
  • Ezekiel Park, Ontario, Canada: A community park in Ontario, featuring playgrounds and open green spaces for recreation.
  • Ezekiel Lake, Minnesota, USA: A scenic lake in Minnesota, popular for fishing and boating activities.
  • Ezekiel Community, Queensland, Australia: A rural community in Queensland, characterized by its agricultural activities and peaceful environment.

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