"God strengthens"

Ezekiel Origin and Meaning

The name Ezekiel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God strengthens".
Ezekiel is derived from the Hebrew name Yechezqel, composed of the elements chazaq, meaning “to strengthen,” and ’el, referring to God. Ezekiel is a prominent prophet in the Old Testament and the author of the Book of Ezekiel, predicting the fall of Jerusalem and eventual rehabilitation of Israel.

Ezekiel 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

  • EzekielBiblical prophet
  • Ezekiel Albert StrawAmerican politician, 34th governor of New Hampshire
  • Ezekiel BaconU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Ezekiel WhitmanU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Ezekiel Jacksonring name of Rycklon Stephens, Guyanese professional wrestler
  • Ezekiel David "Zeki" FryersEnglish footballer
  • Ezekiel Jonathan "Zeke" EmanuelAmerican bioethicist
  • Ezekiel Kemboi (Cheboi)Kenyan Olympic runner
  • Ezekiel Nana "Ziggy" AnsahGhanaian NFL football player
  • Ezekiel Jiles aka Freekey ZekeyAmerican rapper
  • Ezekiel Magolyo MaigeTanzanian politician
  • Ezekiel ElliotAmerican football player
  • Ezekiel Jeffrey "Zeke" Bridgesson of actor Beau Bridges
  • Ezekiel Czar Martin (b. 2010)son of actress Tisha Campbell,Martin
  • Charles Ezekiel Mozesson of actress Cynthia Nixon and Danny Mozes
  • Imoh EzekielNigerian footballer

Ezekiel in Pop Culture

  • Ezekieltwenty,sixth book in the Bible
  • Ezekiel Jonescharacter on the TV series "The Librarians"
  • Ezekiel 'Zeke'character in the "Divergent" trilogy
  • Ezekiel "Zeek" Bravermanpatriarch on TV series "Parenthood"
  • Ezekielcharacter from the "Total Drama" TV series
  • Ezekiel Bloorcharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Ezekiel "Zeke" Figueroa character in the musical drama television series "The Get Down"
  • Dov Ezekiel Epsteina character on TV's "Rookie Blue"
  • King Ezekielcharacter from the comic book and TV series "The Walking Dead"

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