Ezekiel

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36k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ezekiel

"Ezekiel" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God will strengthen". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. An Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
  2. A Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
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Hebrew יְחֶזְקֵאל (“God strengthens”).

  1. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible.
  2. A prophet mentioned in the Bible and in the Quran.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin. First used by 17th century Puritans; rare today.

Ezekiel was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Ezekiel

Ezekiel Elliott is a football player. Ezekiel was born on July 22nd, 1995 in St. Louis.

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Ezekiel the Prophet was a saint. He holds the title Prophet and Priest. Ezekiel was born in -622 in Jerusalem. He breathed his last breath in -570.

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Ezekiel was born on April 22nd, 1978 in Guyana. Ezekiel is also known as Stephens, Rycklon; Ezekiel; Rycklon; Atlas, Ricky; Hytz, and Big Ryck;.

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Ezekiel Ansah is a football player for the Detroit Lions. His ongoing career started in 2013. Ezekiel was born on May 29th, 1989 in Accra.

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel is a in the fields of medicine and medical ethics. Ezekiel was given the name Ezekiel Jonathan Emanuel in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Chris Montez is a rock, standards, and traditional pop music musician. He was most active from 1962 to present. Chris was given the name Ezekiel Christopher Montanez on January 17th, 1943.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ezekiel

Nissim Ezekiel was a poet, playwright, art critic, editor, and editor-in-chief. His career lasted from 1952 to 2004. Nissim was born on December 16th, 1924 in Mumbai. He breathed his last breath on January 9th, 2004.

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Imoh Ezekiel is a soccer player for the R.S.C. Anderlecht, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Standard Liège, and Nigeria national football team. Imoh was born on October 24th, 1993 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Ezekiel is a comics character.

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Moses Jacob Ezekiel was an artist in the fields of sculpture and soldier. Moses was born on October 28th, 1844 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. He left this life on March 27th, 1917.

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She holds the title Eve's Weekly Miss India 1959 and Eve's Weekly Miss India.

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Judah was born in 220. He died in 299.

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How popular is the baby name Ezekiel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 22 0 22
1882 11 0 11
1883 14 0 14
1884 13 0 13
1885 10 0 10
1886 17 0 17
1887 11 0 11
1888 16 0 16
1889 14 0 14
1890 9 0 9
1891 9 0 9
1892 18 0 18
1893 14 0 14
1894 14 0 14
1895 9 0 9
1896 16 0 16
1897 10 0 10
1898 6 0 6
1899 10 0 10
1900 19 0 19
1901 8 0 8
1902 8 0 8
1903 10 0 10
1904 6 0 6
1905 11 0 11
1906 8 0 8
1907 16 0 16
1908 13 0 13
1909 19 0 19
1910 20 0 20
1911 16 0 16
1912 27 0 27
1913 35 0 35
1914 38 0 38
1915 48 0 48
1916 45 0 45
1917 49 0 49
1918 49 0 49
1919 47 0 47
1920 53 0 53
1921 56 0 56
1922 58 0 58
1923 51 0 51
1924 55 0 55
1925 42 0 42
1926 57 0 57
1927 58 0 58
1928 41 0 41
1929 42 0 42
1930 54 0 54
1931 43 0 43
1932 42 0 42
1933 43 0 43
1934 44 0 44
1935 33 0 33
1936 38 0 38
1937 36 0 36
1938 44 0 44
1939 31 0 31
1940 49 0 49
1941 43 0 43
1942 35 0 35
1943 44 0 44
1944 45 0 45
1945 54 0 54
1946 43 0 43
1947 56 0 56
1948 52 0 52
1949 51 0 51
1950 46 0 46
1951 40 0 40
1952 44 0 44
1953 56 0 56
1954 40 0 40
1955 40 0 40
1956 46 0 46
1957 33 0 33
1958 38 0 38
1959 32 0 32
1960 52 0 52
1961 39 0 39
1962 24 0 24
1963 31 0 31
1964 39 0 39
1965 34 0 34
1966 28 0 28
1967 34 0 34
1968 25 0 25
1969 40 0 40
1970 41 0 41
1971 49 0 49
1972 59 0 59
1973 59 0 59
1974 80 0 80
1975 88 0 88
1976 75 0 75
1977 123 0 123
1978 127 0 127
1979 119 0 119
1980 118 0 118
1981 119 0 119
1982 131 0 131
1983 149 0 149
1984 160 0 160
1985 117 0 117
1986 151 0 151
1987 162 0 162
1988 191 0 191
1989 223 0 223
1990 263 0 263
1991 255 0 255
1992 262 0 262
1993 294 0 294
1994 290 0 290
1995 333 0 333
1996 386 0 386
1997 467 0 467
1998 499 0 499
1999 689 0 689
2000 738 0 738
2001 729 0 729
2002 791 0 791
2003 911 0 911
2004 984 0 984
2005 1,066 0 1,066
2006 1,288 0 1,288
2007 1,439 0 1,439
2008 1,544 0 1,544
2009 1,610 0 1,610
2010 1,685 0 1,685
2011 1,866 0 1,866
2012 1,931 0 1,931
2013 2,193 7 2,186
2014 2,364 0 2,364
2015 2,777 0 2,777
2016 3,347 6 3,341

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Popularity of Ezekiel as a first name

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Popularity of Ezekiel as a last name

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Common last names for Ezekiel

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  • Taylor
  • Davis
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  • Moore
  • Miller
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ezekiel U.S.
  White 59.48% 64.26%
  African American 29.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ezekiel

People with the last name Ezekiel are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ezekiel

  • How Popular is the name Ezekiel? Ezekiel is the 1,211th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ezekiel was the 26,549th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ezekiel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,247 babies born with the first name Ezekiel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ezekiel to occupy the country of Monaco with an estimated population of 35,881 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ezekiel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Ezekiel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ezekiel is Tuesday, February 28th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ezekiel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ezekiel was in 2016 with a total of 3,341 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ezekiel!
  • Random Ezekiel Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ezekiel ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 49 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Ezekiel: Your name in reverse order is Leikeze. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ezieekl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ezekiel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 918 people with the last name Ezekiel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ezekiel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ezekiel as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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