Ezra Origin and Meaning

The name Ezra is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "help".

Ezra is potentially an abbreviation for the Hebrew phrase Azaryahu, meaning "Yah helps." In the Bible, Ezra led a group of fifteen hundred Israelites out of slavery in Babylon and back to Jerusalem. The Latin name Esdras derives from Ezra.

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 fresh biblical name and is now more popular than ever.

There is also the poetry connection to Ezra Pound, in addition to political blogger Ezra Klein, one of the original editors of 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—rising actor Ezra Miller, Vampire Weekend musician Ezra Koenig or the character Ezra Fitz from Pretty Little Liars.

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Famous People Named Ezra

  • Ezra Weston Loomis PoundAmerican poet
  • Ezra Jack KeatsAmerican author/illustrator
  • George Ezra (Barnett)English singer and songwriter
  • Ezra ButlerAmerican NFL football player
  • Ezra Matthew MillerAmerican actor
  • Ezra ButlerAmerican politician; 11th Governor of Vermont
  • Ezra DeanU.S. Congressman from Ohio
  • Ezra Bartlett FrenchU.S. Congressman from Maine
  • Ezra CornellAmerican, founder of Cornell University
  • Ezra StilesAmerican, minister and president of Yale College
  • Ezra Manning MeekerAmerican pioneer
  • Ezra Hervey HeywoodAmerican abolitionist and suffragist
  • Ezra Taft BensonAmerican, former leader of the Mormon Church
  • Ezrabiblical prophet/priest
  • Ezra Michael KoenigAmerican musician; member of "Vampire Weekend"
  • Ezra Kirelead singer of American punk band "Morning Glory"
  • Ezra HendricksonVincentian footballer
  • Ezra Yitzhak NawiIsraeli activist
  • Ezra Isaac LevantCanadian media personality
  • Ezra Stone (born Ezra Chaim Feinstone)American actor
  • Ezra HortonEnglish footballer
  • Ezra EdelmanAmerican TV producer and director
  • Ezra NahmadLebanese billionaire art patron
  • Ezra Reich (b. 1978)son of composer Steve Reich and artist Beryl Korot
  • Ezra Jordanson of songwriters Amy Sky and Marc Jordan
  • Ezra Samuel Reiser (b. 1995)son of actor Paul Reiser
  • Ezra Baddiel (b. 2004)son of actors Morwenna Banks and David Baddiel
  • Ezra Quinn (b. 2008)son of actor Brandon Quinn
  • Ezra Youngsma (b. 2010)son of drummer Derek Youngsma of band Bleeding Through
  • Jordan Ezra Hanson (b. 2002)son of singer Taylor Hanson
  • Leo Ezra Egan (b. 2015)late son of TV chef Kelsey Nixon and Robby Egan
  • Ezra Furmanlead singer of Ezra Furman and the Visions

Ezra in Pop Culture

  • Ezra BridgerJedi,Padawan, main protagonist on Disney's animated TV show, "Star Wars: Rebels"
  • Ezramain,antagonist in the Anime movie, "Space Pirate Captain Harlock"
  • Ezra Fitzcharacter on "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Ezramain character on "Dark Intensions" and "Dark Vows"
  • Ezra Cohencharacter in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"
  • Ezra "Mordecai" Lapidophcharacter in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"
  • Ezracharacter in "High School Story"
  • Ezra Masoncharacter in the "Illuminae Trilogy"
  • Ezra Standishcharacter on TV's "The Magnificent Seven"
  • Ezracharacter in "Seven Pounds"
  • Ezra Ezekiel Baxtercharacter in "The Yearling"
  • Ezracharacter in comic books by Sean O'Reilly
  • Ezracharacter in "The Haunted Mansion"
  • Ezra Friedkencharacter in "Higher Ground"
  • "Ezra"a song by Flume
  • "Ezra"2007 movie
  • Better Than Ezraan American alt,rock band
  • Ezra Bloomcharacter in "Imposters"

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