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Gender: Male Meaning of Lazarus: "God is my helper" Origin of Lazarus: Latinized Greek variation of Hebrew Eleazar

Lazarus Origin and Meaning

The name Lazarus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "God is my helper".

Lazarus is a name that looks as if it could possibly be raised from the dead, just like its biblical bearer. Look for it in the next wave of Old Testament revivals that transcend their long-bearded images, the way Noah, Moses, and Abraham have for this generation.

In the Bible, there are two people named Lazarus, the better known being the brother of Mary and Martha of Bethany whom Jesus raised from the dead. There have been also several saints named Lazarus.

As a surname, Lazarus is most identified with poet Emma Lazarus, whose words are displayed on the Statue of Liberty.

Related options are the original Hebrew Eleazar, the Italian and Spanish Lazaro, and the Yiddish form Lazer/Laser, the name of the son in the film The Kids are All Right.

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Famous People Named Lazarus

Pop Culture References for the name Lazarus

Lazar, Lazarius, Eleazer, Lazarillo, Lazorus, Lazaros, Lazer, Lázár, Lazear, Lazzaro

Lazarus's International Variations

Lazaro (Italian) Lazare (French) Lázaro (Spanish)

Comments

beachbear Says:

2016-09-13T01:20:36

I see this name and all I can think of is this song. It goes like, "Poooor man Laz'rus, siiiiick and dis-a-bled! Put your finger in the water come and, cool my tongue cuz I'm tor-mented in the flame!"

beachbear Says:

2016-09-13T01:19:36

Ah, but Lazarus was the one who WAS raised! All he needed do was lie there ;).

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-09-03T13:46:27

I like the...resilient connotation of this name. 😝

lesliemarion Says:

2015-05-24T02:09:37

A heavy burden, raising the dead.

Chrisco Says:

2014-12-16T03:50:03

I love Lazarus with the nickname Lars <3