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Gender: M Meaning of Ezra: "help" Origin of Ezra: Hebrew Ezra's Popularity in 2012: #184

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Ezra has a lot going for it: the strength of its heroic Biblical legacy, its quirky sound, and its fresh but familiar feel. Ezra is currently growing in popularity with parents seeking a less popular biblical name--it is now at Number 184--its highest ever.

According to the Bible, Ezra led a group of fifteen hundred Israelites out of slavery in Babylon and back to Jerusalem. There is also the poetry connection to Ezra Pound -- in addition to young Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein. Ezra Cornell was a founder of Western Union and co-founder of the university that bears his name and Ezra Jack Keats is a popular children's book author-illustrator.

Both Paul Reiser and Taylor Hanson are dads to boys named Ezra, and there are Ezras to be found in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone and Daniel Deronda by George Eliot.

And let's not forget the band--Better Than Ezra--or rising actor Ezra Miller.

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Famous People Named Ezra

Ezra Pound, American poet
Ezra Koenig, American musician from the band 'Vampire Weekend'
Ezra Miller, American actor
Ezra Taft Benson, former president of the LDS church
Ezra Jack Keats, American author/illustrator
Ezra Butler, American NFL football player
Ezra Pujols Alcántara (b. 2010), son of Albert Pujols
Jordan Ezra Hanson (b. 2002), son of Taylor Hanson
Ezra Klein, American journalist, blogger and columnist
Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University

Pop Culture References for the Name Ezra

Ezra Fitz, character from the US show and book series 'Pretty Little Liars'
Better Than Ezra, an American rock band
Ezra Standish, character from the US television show 'The Magnificent Seven'
Ezra, character in movie 'Seven Pounds'
Ezra Ezekiel Baxter, Jody's father in 'The Yearling'
'Ezra', song by Australian musician, Flume.

Azariah, Azur, Esdras, Esra, Ezer, Ezrah, Ezri, Ezurah, Ezyra, Ezyrah

Ezra's International Variations

Esdra, Esdras, Esra, Ezer, Ezzret, Uzair (Arabic) Ezera (Hawaiian) Ezri (Israeli) Esdras (Spanish)