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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The Helper

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ezra

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ezra in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Ezra:

  • Records indicate that 25,222 boys in the United States have been named Ezra since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,064 people in the U.S. were given the name Ezra. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Ezra

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      15 Positive Comments

  • "Yeah people have called me Israel, and Erza, and don't even get me started on my last name" Dec. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ezra, and thanks to all that say it's not a masculine name. Tssss :P haha" Sep. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love this name! We adore Isaac, Elijah, and Isaiah but they are all so popular, we are hoping to use Ezra. It sounds so traditional and old-timey but would also fit a modern boy : )" Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "ezra is way too masculine for a girl...i love it, hope it doesn't get too popular. i hope to name my second son this, first son abel!" Sep. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my newborn baby's name. He is 1 week old and has lots of blonde hair and big blue eyes. I think people are really loving it, or unsure because it is so uncommon and it has the "a" ending. but I think it is beautiful. There are a lot of mens names that end with an a. Also, it is a very beautiful name from the Bible that isn't used much, and we like that." May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is very unique, and we are considering it for our baby boy. I like names that are strong and distinctive, and this is a very good and MASCULINE Biblical name. I wouldn't use it on a girl." Jan. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 8 month old baby is Ezra. The name is becoming more popular once again. Everyone loves the name, although his fathers side thought it was a girl name. I think it is a beautiful biblical name." Oct. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my 4 year old sons name... im just suprised on how common it looks on the scale because we havent met another. His dad is has a strong biblical name that way, so we love it. Its definately NOT a girls name though, thats just ridiculous." Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was totally against the name b/c my husband chose it out of the baby name book (he wanted something different) and I just did not like it, but now, 2 yrs later, our son is such an "Ezra". It fits him perfectly and EVERYBODY loves it. I LOVE THE NAME!" Mar. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. If I had a second son, this might be my first choice. I also love the work of illustrator Ezra Jack Keats!" Nov. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "absolutely love it, but it seems like a better name for a girl than a boy..." May. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "our new baby will be named Ezra, i dident beleve it was a real name people used untill my husbond insisted on it, now i love it." Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i lovee this name, i named my beautiful baby girl ezra-baylee." Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People used to spell it wrong often, but others associate me with the bible." Jun. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Little kids think it's a girls name, I think because of the a ending. Adults really like it - good strong name." Mar. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "my nem ezra im 13 and i like to eat pie and skateborad im not taking this serously i just wanted to let u know oke dokie by now ALSO I LIEK TO EAT SPOGET AND I LIKE SKELLY BONES THEY ARE VERY SPOOPY AND SCRY THANK AND GUCCI NIGHT EVERY BODDY" Nov. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Ezra. There was a LOT of controversy on my husband's side because they concitered it a "black" name. And he's a blonde/blue eyed boy. But we love the name. We have wanted it since our first child which ended up being a girl. My mother in law wouldnt even say it until he could I felt a little weird and affended about that. But I love the name, and it's a very POWERFUL name. It's different. I get lots of compliments on it. I dont like ordinary names. He's 5 and I ask him if he likes it and he says yes!" Apr. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it, but I think its a better girls name than boys." Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name it's biblical and very old but still unique and you hardly ever hear it anymore. Too bad husband wont let me use it says it doesn't sound right with our last name!" Nov. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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