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Gender: M Meaning of Eleazar: "God helps" Origin of Eleazar: Hebrew

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Eleazar is a distinguished Biblical name--in which it appears several times-- ripe for the picking following the stardom of Eli, Elijah, and other similar names.

Eleazar is also a Twilight name, first appearing in the Stephenie Meyers book Breaking Dawn.

It's related most closely to Eliezer, which also appears in the Bible many times. The name also belonged to three great Talmudic scholars.

Famous People Named Eleazar

Eleazar, son of Aaron and priest in the Hebrew Bible
Eleazar (son of Aminadab), who was entrusted as a keeper of the Ark of the covenant
Eleazar (son of Dodo), one of King David's warriors
Eleazar (son of Pinhas), one of those in charge of the sacred vessels brought back to Jerusalem after the Babylonian Exile
Eleazar Avaran, the younger brother of Judas Maccabeus
Eleazar, Jewish martyr (2 Maccabees chapter 6)
Eleazar ben Azariah, 1st century Mishanic scholar
Eleazar ben Arach, one of the Tannaim of the 1st century
Eleazar Davidman, Israeli tennis player
Elazar Meisels, American Orthodox rabbi
Eleazar ben Shammua, a Mishnaic teacher of the 4th generation
Elazar Shach, rosh yeshiva of the Ponevezh yeshiva, founded the Degel HaTorah political party
Eleazar ben Simon, Jewish resistance leader in the First Jewish-Roman War
Eleazar, name chosen by Bodo (bishop) upon conversion to Judaism
Eleazar Rodgers, South African footballer
Eleazar son of Eliud, mentioned briefly in the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1 verse 15)

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