el-ee-EZ-er or el-ee-EE-zer
"God helps"

Eliezer Origin and Meaning

The name Eliezer is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God helps".

Eliezer is a Biblical name with an air of antiquity, a distinctive sound, and hint of mystery. The name has been in and out of the US Top 1000 since the 80s, with its most recent appearance being in 2023, when it was given to more than 200 babies.

Derived from Hebrew, Eliezer means "God is help" and it is the name of several figures in the Old Testament. Most notably, Eliezer was one of Moses' sons and Moses rather helpfully explains his name choice in Exodus 18:4 as: "the other was named Eliezer, for...“My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh.”

While it may feel ancient and bold, the currently lower ranking of Eliezer in the US is nevertheless almost surprising. It not only offers up the stylish nickname Eli, but it also shares the sounds and vibes of the on-trend Elijah, Ezra, Ezekiel and Asher. With this in mind, it is possible that Eliezer could climb the charts in the next few years.

# 987 in the US

Eliezer Rank in US Top 1000

Eliezer Popularity

Famous People Named Eliezer

  • Eliezerson of Becher, grandson of Benjamin, great,grandson of Jacob (1 Chr. 7:8)
  • Eliezerpriest in King David's time (1 Chr. 15:24)
  • Eliezerprophet in King Jehoshaphat's reign (2 Chr. 20:37)
  • Eliezeruler of the Reubenites and son of Zichri (1 Chr. 27:16)
  • EliezerLevite in Ezra's time (Ezra 10:23)
  • Eliezer ben Jacob ITanna of the 1st century
  • Eliezer ben Hurcanusa Kohen, one of the most prominent tannaim of the 1st and 2nd centuries
  • Eliezer ben Jose2nd century Judean rabbi
  • Eliezer ben Isaac haGadol, 11th century German rabbi
  • Eliezer ben Samuel of MetzGerman Tosafist, author of the halachic work Sefer Yereim (Vilna 1892)
  • Eliezer "Elie" WieselRomanian,American author and Holocaust survivor
  • Eliezer KaplanZionist activist, Israeli politician, one of the signatories of the Israeli declaration of independence, first Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister.
  • Eliezer Ben‑YehudaLitvak lexicographer and newspaper editor
  • Eliezer Shlomo YudkowskyAmerican decision theorist, writer, and advocate for Friendly artificial intelligence
  • Eliezer ben Nathan of MainzGerman halakist and liturgical poet
  • Eliezer Yehuda WaldenbergIsraeli known as the Tzitz Eliezer after his monumental halachic treatise Tzitz Eliezer.
  • Eliezer ben Yoel HaLevi of BonnGerman Rabbinic scholar
  • Eliezer BerkovitsRomanian,Israeli rabbi, theologian, and educator