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

The name Eleazar is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God helps". Eleazar and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimination CAF".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Eleazar

Eleazar, Biblical priest and son of Aaron
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 Mahli (1 Chr. 23:21)
Eleazar (son of Pinhas), one of those in charge of the sacred vessels brought back to Jerusalem after the Babylonian Exile
Eleazar, of the sons of Parosh (Ezra 10:25)
Eleazar Avaran, the younger brother of Judas Maccabeus
Eleazar, Biblical figure in 2 Maccabees 6, "one of the leading teachers of the law"
Eleazar, son of Eliud, father of Matthan, mentioned in Jesus' genealogy (Matthew 1:15)
Eleazar ben Simon, Jewish resistance leader in the First Jewish-Roman War
Eleazar ben Azariah, 1st century Mishanic scholar
Eleazar ben Arach, one of the Tannaim of the 1st century
Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and founder of Dartmouth College
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, name chosen by Bodo (bishop) upon conversion to Judaism
Eleazar Rodgers, South African footballer
Eleazar Lipa Sukenik, Israeli archaeologist
Eleazar of Worms, German Talmudist
Eleazar Roberts, Welsh musician
Eleazar ben Killir, Hebrew poet
Eleazar Alexander Juárez, Honduran politician
Eleazar Albin, English naturalist and illustrator

Pop Culture References for the name Eleazar

Eleazar is a Twilight name


EasterBunny Says:


I say Ell-ee-AY-zuh (Aussie)

Essa Says:


How is this pronounced?

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Possibly my favourite boys name I've seen, with a lovely meaning and much less popular than my other close favourite, Ethan.

headintheclouds Says:


I agree! Those kinds of old-vintage but new-sounding names are my favorite and tend to be the ones I gravitate towards.

vintageluvs Says:


Love this underused name. Its so vintage that it sounds new, especially with revivals like Augustus, Caius, Noah, Tobias, etc.

Sunshine.10 Says:


This is a great, underused Biblical choice! I'm not sure I would ever be bold enough to use it, but if I did I would definitely use the nn Lazar (prn. laser).