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Gender: Female Pronunciation: Hebrew, "help"

The name Ezra is a girl's name . Ezra and discussed in our forums with posts like "Best name or combo from previous poster's signature!".

From the experts:

Ezra, the Biblical name that has recently risen into the boys' Top 100, makes it onto the girls' side with more than 200 baby girls given the name in the US in 2015. That puts Ezra in line to move into the girls' Top 1000. While traditionally male, Ezra's vowel ending may make it feel more girl-ready to parents than some other traditional biblical names. We like the name but its centuries-old male identity make it forever a boys' name to us.

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Famous People Named Ezra

Ezra Key, great-granddaughter of Mick Jagger
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound, American poet
Ezra Jack Keats, American author/illustrator
Ezra, biblical prophet/priest
George Ezra (Barnett), English singer and songwriter
Ezra Butler, American NFL football player
Ezra Matthew Miller, American actor
Ezra Butler, American politician; 11th Governor of Vermont
Ezra Dean, U.S. Congressman from Ohio
Ezra Bartlett French, U.S. Congressman from Maine
Ezra Cornell, American, founder of Cornell University
Ezra Stiles, American, minister and president of Yale College
Ezra Manning Meeker, American pioneer
Ezra Hervey Heywood, American abolitionist and suffragist
Ezra Taft Benson, American, former leader of the Mormon Church
Ezra Michael Koenig, American musician; member of "Vampire Weekend"
Ezra Kire, lead singer of American punk band "Morning Glory"
Ezra Hendrickson, Vincentian footballer
Ezra Yitzhak Nawi, Israeli activist
Ezra Isaac Levant, Canadian media personality
Ezra Stone (born Ezra Chaim Feinstone), American actor
Ezra Horton, English footballer
Ezra Edelman, American TV producer and director
Ezra Nahmad, Lebanese billionaire art patron
Ezra Reich (b. 1978), son of composer Steve Reich and artist Beryl Korot
Ezra Jordan, son 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

Pop Culture References for the name Ezra

Erza Scarlet, female character in the Anime, "Fairy Tail"

Ezra Bridger, Jedi-Padawan, main protagonist on Disney's animated TV show, "Star Wars: Rebels"
Ezra, main-antagonist in the Anime movie, "Space Pirate Captain Harlock"
Ezra Fitz, character on "Pretty Little Liars"
Ezra, main character on "Dark Intensions" and "Dark Vows"
Ezra Cohen, character in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"
Ezra "Mordecai" Lapidoph, character in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"
Ezra, character in "High School Story"
Ezra Mason, character in "Illuminae"
Ezra Standish, character on TV's "The Magnificent Seven"
Ezra, character in "Seven Pounds"
Ezra Ezekiel Baxter, character in "The Yearling"
Ezra, character in comic books by Sean O'Reilly
Ezra, character in "The Haunted Mansion"
Ezra Friedken, character in "Higher Ground"
"Ezra", a song by Flume
"Ezra", 2007 movie
Better Than Ezra, an American alt-rock band


SparkleNinja18 Says:


Esra, Isra, Asra... all girl names! Leave this to the boys. This is my least favorite boy name on a girl.

isolemnlysweariamuptodrarry Says:


I meant boy

isolemnlysweariamuptodrarry Says:


Its kinda cute for a little girl, if paired with a name like
Ezra Daisy
Ezra Lily
Ezra Marie
You know like a really feminine name but I much prefer it for a girl

kolektorka Says:


Whether you see this as a boys' or girls' name is more down to culture. Where I come from almost all names that end with "a" are girls' names. This sounds like a variation of Esra and Azra (both traditionally female names) and so this one will always feel girly to me. Although I don't mind it as a boys' name either, especially after reading about it's history (and I personally don't care whether a name is boyish or girlish, I care only about the way it sounds to my ears).

clairels Says:


There's also a Turkish girls' name, Esra. This could be a variant.

danirose01 Says:


Agreed, this one right up there with Asa, August, etc.

danirose01 Says:


All male to me. This is one I wish the boys could just keep, it's amazing and handsome.

Dipper Says:


Eh, I like it better for guys personally. Probably because I am 100% biased towards feminine boys' names. I love 'em.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It always sounded more like a female name to me, too. I don't like it for boys.

writereadrepeat Says:


i love this name for a girl! I'm using this as a character in the future, and she's female. uber-cute