Ezra Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Ezra Overview

Meaning

Help

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

From Hebrew, meaning “help” or “helper.”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ˈɛz.rə/

Popularity

Ezra is a popular name worldwide, especially in English-speaking countries. Ranked 15th most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

5 (Visionary, Expansive, Adventurous)

Name Styles

Traditional, Short, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, compassionate, wise

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Ezra is a significant figure in the Bible, known for leading the Israelites and rebuilding the Jewish community.

Name Day

May 9th
A Deep Dive

Ezra Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Ezrah, Azra, Ezera, Uzair, Esrah

Common Nicknames

Ezzie, Ezie, Ezi, Ezzy, Ezro

Diminutives

Ez, Ezie, Zee

Famous People

  • Ezra Pound
    (American Poet)
  • Ezra Koenig
    (American Musician)
  • Ezra Miller
    (American Actor)
  • Ezra Cornell
    (American Businessman)
  • Ezra Klein
    (American Journalist)
  • Ezra Edelman
    (American Director)
  • Ezra Furman
    (American Musician)
  • Ezra Taft Benson
    (American Religious Leader)
  • Ezra Jack Keats
    (American Author)
  • Ezra Stiles
    (American Educator)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Ezra Bridger
    ("Star Wars Rebels," TV Series)
  • Ezra Fitz
    ("Pretty Little Liars," TV Series)
  • Ezra
    ("Better Call Saul," TV Series)
  • Ezra Standish
    ("The Magnificent Seven," TV Series)
  • Ezra Mason
    ("The Illuminae Files," Book Series)
  • Ezra
    ("Ezra," Film)
  • Ezra Cobb
    ("Deranged," Film)

Places

  • Ezra Church
    (Georgia, USA)
  • Ezra Falls
    (Maine, USA)
  • Ezra Mill
    (Ohio, USA)
  • Ezra Pound House
    (Idaho, USA)
  • Ezra Street
    (London, UK)
  • Ezra Wheeler Farmstead
    (New York, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Ezra?

The meaning of Ezra is “help.” This name signifies assistance and support, reflecting a nurturing and supportive presence.

What Is the Origin of The Name Ezra?

Ezra is of Hebrew origin. It is a biblical name that appears in the Old Testament, specifically in the Book of Ezra. The name has ancient roots and has been used for centuries, particularly in Jewish and Christian traditions.

Ezra Name Popularity

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

United States flagUnited States#372021#252022#152023
Top 3 Rankings#152023#252022#372021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Ezra

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202315
(+10 from 2022)
8437
(+440 from 2022)
0.46075
202225
(+12 from 2021)
7997
(+571 from 2021)
0.42697
202137
(+7 from 2020)
7426
(+602 from 2020)
0.39635
202044
(+5 from 2019)
6824
(+277 from 2019)
0.36893
201949
(+10 from 2018)
6547
(+503 from 2018)
0.34067
201859
(+10 from 2017)
6044
(+699 from 2017)
0.31095
201769
(+16 from 2016)
5345
(+466 from 2016)
0.27007
201685
(+8 from 2015)
4879
(+544 from 2015)
0.24086
201593
(+26 from 2014)
4335
(+914 from 2014)
0.21204
2014119
(+23 from 2013)
3421
(+665 from 2013)
0.16694
2013142
(+41 from 2012)
2756
(+667 from 2012)
0.13639
2012183
(+20 from 2011)
2089
(+329 from 2011)
0.10295
2011203
(+39 from 2010)
1760
(+312 from 2010)
0.08664
2010242
(+15 from 2009)
1448
(+104 from 2009)
0.07048
2009257
(+34 from 2008)
1344
(+180 from 2008)
0.06337
2008291
(+45 from 2007)
1164
(+213 from 2007)
0.05338
2007336
(+4 from 2006)
951
(+38 from 2006)
0.04293
2006340
(+7 from 2005)
913
(+59 from 2005)
0.04164
2005347
(+30 from 2004)
854
(+123 from 2004)
0.04014
2004377
(+23 from 2003)
731
(+81 from 2003)
0.03459
2003400
(+36 from 2002)
650
(+80 from 2002)
0.03094
2002436
(-10 from 2001)
570
(-4 from 2001)
0.02758
2001426
(+4 from 2000)
574
(+8 from 2000)
0.02775
2000430
(+53 from 1999)
566
(+106 from 1999)
0.02710
1999483
No change from 1998
460
(+9 from 1998)
0.02256
1998483
(+68 from 1997)
451
(+96 from 1997)
0.02224
1997551
(+1 from 1996)
355
(+17 from 1996)
0.01777
1996552
(+95 from 1995)
338
(+79 from 1995)
0.01687
1995647
(+46 from 1994)
259
(+32 from 1994)
0.01288
1994693
(-2 from 1993)
227
(+4 from 1993)
0.01114
1993691
(+98 from 1992)
223
(+46 from 1992)
0.01080
1992789
(-38 from 1991)
177
(-7 from 1991)
0.00843
1991751
(+9 from 1990)
184
(+5 from 1990)
0.00868
1990760
(-39 from 1989)
179
(-9 from 1989)
0.00832
1989721
(-54 from 1988)
188
(-14 from 1988)
0.00897
1988667
(-20 from 1987)
202
(+3 from 1987)
0.01009
1987647
(+58 from 1986)
199
(+36 from 1986)
0.01020
1986705
(-31 from 1985)
163
(-10 from 1985)
0.00848
1985674
(+34 from 1984)
173
(+21 from 1984)
0.00899
1984708
(+11 from 1983)
152
(+8 from 1983)
0.00810
1983719
(-72 from 1982)
144
(-35 from 1982)
0.00773
1982647
(-24 from 1981)
179
(-9 from 1981)
0.00949
1981623
(+48 from 1980)
188
(+21 from 1980)
0.01009
1980671
(+11 from 1979)
167
(+11 from 1979)
0.00900
1979682
(-1 from 1978)
156
(+5 from 1978)
0.00871
1978681
(-9 from 1977)
151
(-7 from 1977)
0.00884
1977672
(+2 from 1976)
158
(+9 from 1976)
0.00924
1976674
(+11 from 1975)
149
(+4 from 1975)
0.00913
1975685
(+47 from 1974)
145
(+22 from 1974)
0.00894
1974732
(-4 from 1973)
123
(+2 from 1973)
0.00754
1973728
(+61 from 1972)
121
(+18 from 1972)
0.00750
1972789
(+33 from 1971)
103
(+7 from 1971)
0.00615
1971822
(+136 from 1970)
96
(+26 from 1970)
0.00528
1970958
(-65 from 1969)
70
(-3 from 1969)
0.00367
1969893
(+103 from 1968)
73
(+18 from 1968)
0.00399
1968996
(+7 from 1967)
55
(+3 from 1967)
0.00310
19671003
(-43 from 1966)
52
(-5 from 1966)
0.00292
1966960
(-4 from 1965)
57
(-2 from 1965)
0.00314
1965956
(+190 from 1964)
59
(+14 from 1964)
0.00311
19641146
(-235 from 1963)
45
(-22 from 1963)
0.00222
1963911
(+102 from 1962)
67
(+10 from 1962)
0.00325
19621013
(-24 from 1961)
57
(-4 from 1961)
0.00271
1961989
(-25 from 1960)
61
(-1 from 1960)
0.00283
1960964
(+29 from 1959)
62
(+2 from 1959)
0.00286
1959993
(-15 from 1958)
60
No change from 1958
0.00277
1958978
(-71 from 1957)
60
(-10 from 1957)
0.00278
1957907
(-33 from 1956)
70
(-3 from 1956)
0.00320
1956874
(+11 from 1955)
73
(+3 from 1955)
0.00340
1955885
(+89 from 1954)
70
(+12 from 1954)
0.00335
1954974
(-150 from 1953)
58
(-18 from 1953)
0.00280
1953824
(+115 from 1952)
76
(+19 from 1952)
0.00380
1952939
(-140 from 1951)
57
(-21 from 1951)
0.00289
1951799
(-11 from 1950)
78
(+3 from 1950)
0.00408
1950788
(+54 from 1949)
75
(+9 from 1949)
0.00412
1949842
(+81 from 1948)
66
(+10 from 1948)
0.00366
1948923
(-17 from 1947)
56
(-3 from 1947)
0.00314
1947906
(+19 from 1946)
59
(+7 from 1946)
0.00318
1946925
(-41 from 1945)
52
(+1 from 1945)
0.00315
1945884
(-103 from 1944)
51
(-13 from 1944)
0.00372
1944781
(+88 from 1943)
64
(+5 from 1943)
0.00461
1943869
(-18 from 1942)
59
No change from 1942
0.00406
1942851
(+67 from 1941)
59
(+11 from 1941)
0.00419
1941918
(-116 from 1940)
48
(-12 from 1940)
0.00383
1940802
(+65 from 1939)
60
(+10 from 1939)
0.00506
1939867
(+2 from 1938)
50
(-1 from 1938)
0.00441
1938869
(-169 from 1937)
51
(-22 from 1937)
0.00449
1937700
(-119 from 1936)
73
(-25 from 1936)
0.00667
1936581
(+97 from 1935)
98
(+20 from 1935)
0.00921
1935678
(-104 from 1934)
78
(-28 from 1934)
0.00729
1934574
(+43 from 1933)
106
(+18 from 1933)
0.00998
1933617
(+57 from 1932)
88
(+6 from 1932)
0.00863
1932674
(-24 from 1931)
82
(-2 from 1931)
0.00763
1931650
(-78 from 1930)
84
(-25 from 1930)
0.00785
1930572
(+8 from 1929)
109
(+3 from 1929)
0.00965
1929580
(-13 from 1928)
106
(-11 from 1928)
0.00957
1928567
(+12 from 1927)
117
(+3 from 1927)
0.01025
1927579
(-67 from 1926)
114
(-25 from 1926)
0.00981
1926512
(+21 from 1925)
139
(+6 from 1925)
0.01214
1925533
(-6 from 1924)
133
(-10 from 1924)
0.01155
1924527
(-54 from 1923)
143
(-23 from 1923)
0.01223
1923473
(+33 from 1922)
166
(+17 from 1922)
0.01466
1922506
(-26 from 1921)
149
(-15 from 1921)
0.01324
1921480
(+31 from 1920)
164
(+22 from 1920)
0.01441
1920511
(-14 from 1919)
142
(-1 from 1919)
0.01290
1919497
(+3 from 1918)
143
(+1 from 1918)
0.01408
1918500
(-14 from 1917)
142
(+2 from 1917)
0.01354
1917486
(-31 from 1916)
140
(-13 from 1916)
0.01459
1916455
(+20 from 1915)
153
(+18 from 1915)
0.01657
1915475
(-9 from 1914)
135
(+28 from 1914)
0.01532
1914466
(+6 from 1913)
107
(+23 from 1913)
0.01566
1913472
(-60 from 1912)
84
(-5 from 1912)
0.01566
1912412
(+14 from 1911)
89
(+43 from 1911)
0.01971
1911426
(-11 from 1910)
46
(+4 from 1910)
0.01906
1910415
(+47 from 1909)
42
(+12 from 1909)
0.02014
1909462
(+37 from 1908)
30
(+5 from 1908)
0.01696
1908499
(-94 from 1907)
25
(-6 from 1907)
0.01503
1907405
(-18 from 1906)
31
No change from 1906
0.01955
1906387
(-22 from 1905)
31
(-1 from 1905)
0.02152
1905365
(-21 from 1904)
32
(-2 from 1904)
0.02234
1904344
(-14 from 1903)
34
(+1 from 1903)
0.02455
1903330
(+58 from 1902)
33
(+7 from 1902)
0.02552
1902388
(+34 from 1901)
26
(+6 from 1901)
0.01959
1901422
(-92 from 1900)
20
(-22 from 1900)
0.01730
1900330
(+32 from 1899)
42
(+17 from 1899)
0.02591
1899362
(-74 from 1898)
25
(-15 from 1898)
0.02170
1898288
(-16 from 1897)
40
(-3 from 1897)
0.03028
1897272
(-2 from 1896)
43
(-2 from 1896)
0.03526
1896270
(-4 from 1895)
45
No change from 1895
0.03486
1895266
(-5 from 1894)
45
(+1 from 1894)
0.03553
1894261
(+22 from 1893)
44
(+6 from 1893)
0.03523
1893283
(-13 from 1892)
38
(-6 from 1892)
0.03139
1892270
(-10 from 1891)
44
(+6 from 1891)
0.03347
1891260
(-1 from 1890)
38
(-5 from 1890)
0.03478
1890259
(+35 from 1889)
43
(+10 from 1889)
0.03592
1889294
(+20 from 1888)
33
(+1 from 1888)
0.02772
1888314
(-25 from 1887)
32
(-1 from 1887)
0.02463
1887289
(-17 from 1886)
33
(-6 from 1886)
0.03019
1886272
(+83 from 1885)
39
(+15 from 1885)
0.03276
1885355
(-96 from 1884)
24
(-19 from 1884)
0.02070
1884259
(+50 from 1883)
43
(+15 from 1883)
0.03503
1883309
(-42 from 1882)
28
(-13 from 1882)
0.02489
1882267
(-38 from 1881)
41
(-3 from 1881)
0.03360
1881229
(+41 from 1880)
44
(+5 from 1880)
0.04064
1880270
First SSA data recorded
39
First SSA data recorded
0.03294

American States Popularity Rankings for Ezra

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

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#252021#172022#82023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#662021#542022#462023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#482021#372022#342023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#382021#352022#242023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#492021#452022#482023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#132021#162022#102023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#362021#332022#142023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#592021#462022#332023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#122021#102022#82023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#452021#342022#332023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#312021#302022#262023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#422021#402022#202023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#222021#222022#222023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#432021#202022#172023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#142021#172022#132023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#162021#62022#92023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#142021#122022#142023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#272021#282022#242023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#292021#382022#192023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#312021#312022#312023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#782021#602022#642023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#472021#342022#282023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#392021#412022#182023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#682021#552022#562023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#232021#182022#132023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#572021#372022#362023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#452021#412022#202023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#102021#82022#92023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#182021#152022#152023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#352021#472022#352023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#482021#292022#252023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#532021#272022#232023

New Mexico (NM)

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Idaho (ID)

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Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#152021#92022#72023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#612021#662022#302023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#232021#282022#252023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1022021#1412022#332023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#772021#572022#562023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#202021#82022#102023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#542021#452022#362023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#142021#372022#212023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#512021#182022#192023

District of Columbia (DC)

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New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#542021#462022#962023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#222021#522022#302023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#922021#222022#502023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#282021#172022#192023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#712021#372022#362023

Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Ezra in other Countries and American Territories

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

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#632021#352022#232023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#322021#242022#252023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#532021#462022#352023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
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 England and Wales

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#872021#812022#622023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1082021#1052022#1052023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1832020#1422021#1142022

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1892020#1222021#1312022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1682021#1702022#1662023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1752021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#3332020#2842021#1912022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#1992021#1982022#2202023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3292021

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#7362014#4492016#4462023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4602022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#5042022#5302023

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

Is Ezra a Name for Boys or Girls?

Ezra is traditionally a name for boys. However, it has become increasingly popular as a name for girls in recent years. It is now considered a unisex name and is chosen for both boys and girls.

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

Ezra in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Ezra Pound (Poet, 1885–1972): An American poet and critic who was a major figure in the early modernist movement and authored works like "The Cantos."
  • Ezra Koenig (Musician, born 1984): An American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Vampire Weekend.
  • Ezra Miller (Actor, born 1992): An American actor known for their roles in films like "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and as The Flash in the DC Extended Universe.
  • Ezra Cornell (Businessman, 1807–1874): An American businessman and philanthropist who co-founded Western Union and Cornell University.
  • Ezra Klein (Journalist, born 1984): An American journalist, political commentator, and co-founder of Vox Media.
  • Ezra Edelman (Director, born 1974): An American documentary filmmaker known for directing the Academy Award-winning film "O.J.: Made in America."
  • Ezra Furman (Musician, born 1986): An American musician and songwriter known for their solo work and as the leader of the band Ezra Furman and the Harpoons.
  • Ezra Taft Benson (Religious Leader, 1899–1994): An American farmer and religious leader who served as the 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
  • Ezra Jack Keats (Author, 1916–1983): An American author and illustrator of children's books, most famous for "The Snowy Day."
  • Ezra Stiles (Educator, 1727–1795): An American educator and theologian who served as the president of Yale College.
  • Ezra Bridger ("Star Wars Rebels," 2014 TV Series): A young Jedi Padawan who joins the Rebel Alliance in their fight against the Galactic Empire.
  • Ezra Fitz ("Pretty Little Liars," 2010 TV Series): A high school teacher who becomes romantically involved with one of his students, Aria Montgomery.
  • Ezra ("Better Call Saul," 2015 TV Series): A recurring character in the "Breaking Bad" prequel series, known for his legal and financial expertise.
  • Ezra Standish ("The Magnificent Seven," 1998 TV Series): A suave and cunning gambler who becomes one of the seven protectors of a small town.
  • Ezra Mason ("The Illuminae Files," 2015 Book Series): One of the main protagonists in the sci-fi book series, known for his bravery and piloting skills.
  • Ezra ("Ezra," 2017 Film): An Indian horror film about a haunted box and the sinister events that follow its discovery.
  • Ezra Cobb ("Deranged," 1974 Film): A character based on the real-life murderer Ed Gein, known for his gruesome crimes and disturbing behavior.
  • Ezra Church (Georgia, USA): A historic site in Atlanta known for the Battle of Ezra Church during the Civil War.
  • Ezra Falls (Maine, USA): A picturesque waterfall located in Franklin County, popular for hiking and photography.
  • Ezra Mill (Ohio, USA): A historic gristmill in Greene County, often visited for its preserved 19th-century architecture.
  • Ezra Pound House (Idaho, USA): A museum in Hailey, dedicated to the famous poet Ezra Pound.
  • Ezra Street (London, UK): A charming street in East London, known for its vibrant market and historical buildings.
  • Ezra Wheeler Farmstead (New York, USA): A preserved farmstead in Jefferson County, highlighting early American agricultural practices.

Similar Names to Ezra

Sibling Names for Ezra