Ezra Origin and Meaning

The name Ezra is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "help".
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.

Lovers of Ezra for a girl might like the pretty Turkish name Esra, which sounds pretty much identical.
# 721 in the US

Ezra Rank in US Top 1000

Ezra Popularity

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Famous People Named Ezra

  • Ezra Matthew MillerAmerican actor
  • female:
  • Ezra Keygreat,granddaughter of Mick Jagger
  • male:
  • Ezra Weston Loomis PoundAmerican poet
  • Ezra Jack KeatsAmerican author/illustrator
  • Ezrabiblical prophet/priest
  • George Ezra (Barnett)English singer and songwriter
  • Ezra ButlerAmerican NFL football player
  • Ezra ButlerAmerican politician; 11th Governor of Vermont
  • Ezra DeanU.S. Congressman from Ohio
  • Ezra Bartlett FrenchU.S. Congressman from Maine
  • Ezra CornellAmerican, founder of Cornell University
  • Ezra StilesAmerican, minister and president of Yale College
  • Ezra Manning MeekerAmerican pioneer
  • Ezra Hervey HeywoodAmerican abolitionist and suffragist
  • Ezra Taft BensonAmerican, former leader of the Mormon Church
  • Ezra Michael KoenigAmerican musician; member of "Vampire Weekend"
  • Ezra Kirelead singer of American punk band "Morning Glory"
  • Ezra HendricksonVincentian footballer
  • Ezra Yitzhak NawiIsraeli activist
  • Ezra Isaac LevantCanadian media personality
  • Ezra Stone (born Ezra Chaim Feinstone)American actor
  • Ezra HortonEnglish footballer
  • Ezra EdelmanAmerican TV producer and director
  • Ezra NahmadLebanese billionaire art patron
  • Ezra Reich (b. 1978)son of composer Steve Reich and artist Beryl Korot
  • Ezra Jordanson 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

Ezra in Pop Culture

  • female:
  • Erza Scarletfemale character in the Anime, "Fairy Tail"
  • male:
  • Ezra BridgerJedi,Padawan, main protagonist on Disney's animated TV show, "Star Wars: Rebels"
  • Ezramain,antagonist in the Anime movie, "Space Pirate Captain Harlock"
  • Ezra Fitzcharacter on "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Ezramain character on "Dark Intensions" and "Dark Vows"
  • Ezra Cohencharacter in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"
  • Ezra "Mordecai" Lapidophcharacter in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"
  • Ezracharacter in "High School Story"
  • Ezra Masoncharacter in "Illuminae"
  • Ezra Standishcharacter on TV's "The Magnificent Seven"
  • Ezracharacter in "Seven Pounds"
  • Ezra Ezekiel Baxtercharacter in "The Yearling"
  • Ezracharacter in comic books by Sean O'Reilly
  • Ezracharacter in "The Haunted Mansion"
  • Ezra Friedkencharacter in "Higher Ground"
  • "Ezra"a song by Flume
  • "Ezra"2007 movie
  • Better Than Ezraan American alt,rock band