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Gender: Male Meaning of Ezekiel: "God strengthens" Origin of Ezekiel: Hebrew Ezekiel's Popularity in 2017: #82

The name Ezekiel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God strengthens". Ezekiel is ranked #82 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Ezekiel, a visionary Old Testament prophet name, used to be reduced to its nickname Zeke, but modern parents now embrace it in full for its power and dignity. Along with biblical brethren Asher and Ezra, Ezekiel is rising steadily up the popularity charts and is poised to take over for fading first wave Old Testament choices such as Zachary. Ezekiel has been shooting up the charts in recent years.

Ezekiel Cheever is a character in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, and an Ezekiel (nn Zeke) appeared on Wizards of Waverly Place, and is one of the Emanuel brothers to Rahm and Ari. 'Ezekiel' is a signature song of Harry Belafonte. Both Beau Bridges and Tisha Campbell-Martin have sons named Ezekiel. The growing stardom of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot may push this name even higher.

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Famous People Named Ezekiel

Ezekiel, Biblical prophet
Ezekiel Albert Straw, American politician, 34th governor of New Hampshire
Ezekiel Bacon, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Ezekiel Whitman, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Ezekiel Jackson, ring name of Rycklon Stephens, Guyanese professional wrestler
Ezekiel David "Zeki" Fryers, English footballer
Ezekiel Jonathan "Zeke" Emanuel, American bioethicist
Ezekiel Kemboi (Cheboi), Kenyan Olympic runner
Ezekiel Nana "Ziggy" Ansah, Ghanaian NFL football player
Ezekiel Jiles aka Freekey Zekey, American rapper
Ezekiel Magolyo Maige, Tanzanian politician
Ezekiel Elliot, American football player
Ezekiel Jeffrey "Zeke" Bridges, son of actor Beau Bridges
Ezekiel Czar Martin (b. 2010), son of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin
Charles Ezekiel Mozes, son of actress Cynthia Nixon and Danny Mozes
Imoh Ezekiel, Nigerian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Ezekiel

Ezekiel, twenty-sixth book in the Bible
Ezekiel Jones, character on the TV series "The Librarians"
Ezekiel 'Zeke', character in the "Divergent" trilogy
Ezekiel "Zeek" Braverman, patriarch on TV series "Parenthood"
Ezekiel, character from the "Total Drama" TV series
Ezekiel Bloor, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Ezekiel "Zeke" Figuero, a character in the musical drama television series "The Get Down"
Dov Ezekiel Epstein, a character on TV's "Rookie Blue"
King Ezekiel, character from the comic book and TV series "The Walking Dead"

Zeke, Ziek, Zeek

Ezekiel's International Variations

Hesiquio, Ezekyel, Izechiel, Isiwuiel, Ezequiel, Eziechiele, Quiel, Chaco, Chequil, Exequiel, Esequiel, Chequelo, Hexiquio, Checo, Esequio, Esekial, Exechio, Ezikyel, Ezechiel, Ezikiel, Ezykiel (Spanish) Heskel, Haskel (Yiddish) Ézéchiel (French)