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Ezra

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43k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ezra

"Ezra" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Help". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. An Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
  2. A Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
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From the Hebrew עזרא.

  1. (biblical) The fifteenth book of the Old Testament and a book of the Hebrew Tanakh.
  2. A Jewish high priest from the fifth century.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin.

Ezra was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Latvian, Slovene, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Ezra

Ezra Miller is an actor, singer, musician, and model. He has been prominent since 2008. Ezra was given the name Ezra Matthew Miller on September 30th, 1992 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States.

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Ezra Klein is a journalist, political pundit, pundit, and journalistandpolitical pundit. He holds the title Editor-in-Chief and Vox. Ezra was born on May 9th, 1984 in Irvine, California, United States.

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Ezra Koenig is an indie pop, indie rock, baroque pop, and afrobeat musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, percussion, saxophone, Percussion instrument, Epiphone Sheraton, Rickenbacker 330, and Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Ezra was given the name Ezra Michael Koenig on April 8th, 1984 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Ezra Levant is a broadcaster, commentator, and columnist. Ezra was given the name Ezra Isaac Levant on February 19th, 1972 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Ezra Furman is an indie rock and psychedelic rock musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, harmonica, and Vocals. Ezra was born on September 5th, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ezra

George Ezra is a folk music, blues, and rock music musician. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. George was given the name George Ezra Barnett on June 7th, 1993 in Hertford.

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Rabbi Moses ben Jacob ibn Ezra was a philosopher. Rabbi was born in 1055 in Granada. He passed away in 1138.

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David Alan Ezra is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the District of Hawaii. David was born in 1947 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Michael Ezra is a businessman, businessman (owner, sunspace international; founding patron, and ettb). He has been prominent since 2002. Michael was born on July 20th, 1973 in Kampala.

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Hen Ezra is a soccer player for the Maccabi Haifa F.C., Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C., Beitar Nes Tubruk F.C., Maccabi Netanya F.C., Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C., Israel national under-17 football team, Israel national under-18 football team, and Israel national under-19 football team. Hen was born on January 19th, 1989 in Beersheba.

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Ezra is a comics character.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 39 0 39
1881 44 0 44
1882 41 0 41
1883 28 0 28
1884 43 0 43
1885 24 0 24
1886 39 0 39
1887 33 0 33
1888 32 0 32
1889 33 0 33
1890 43 0 43
1891 38 0 38
1892 44 0 44
1893 38 0 38
1894 44 0 44
1895 45 0 45
1896 45 0 45
1897 43 0 43
1898 40 0 40
1899 25 0 25
1900 42 0 42
1901 20 0 20
1902 26 0 26
1903 33 0 33
1904 34 0 34
1905 32 0 32
1906 31 0 31
1907 31 0 31
1908 25 0 25
1909 30 0 30
1910 42 0 42
1911 46 0 46
1912 89 0 89
1913 84 0 84
1914 107 0 107
1915 142 7 135
1916 153 0 153
1917 140 0 140
1918 148 6 142
1919 143 0 143
1920 142 0 142
1921 170 6 164
1922 149 0 149
1923 166 0 166
1924 148 5 143
1925 133 0 133
1926 139 0 139
1927 121 7 114
1928 117 0 117
1929 106 0 106
1930 109 0 109
1931 84 0 84
1932 82 0 82
1933 88 0 88
1934 106 0 106
1935 78 0 78
1936 98 0 98
1937 72 0 72
1938 52 0 52
1939 49 0 49
1940 60 0 60
1941 48 0 48
1942 59 0 59
1943 59 0 59
1944 64 0 64
1945 50 0 50
1946 52 0 52
1947 59 0 59
1948 57 0 57
1949 66 0 66
1950 75 0 75
1951 78 0 78
1952 57 0 57
1953 77 0 77
1954 57 0 57
1955 71 0 71
1956 71 0 71
1957 71 0 71
1958 60 0 60
1959 60 0 60
1960 62 0 62
1961 61 0 61
1962 57 0 57
1963 67 0 67
1964 45 0 45
1965 59 0 59
1966 57 0 57
1967 52 0 52
1968 55 0 55
1969 73 0 73
1970 70 0 70
1971 96 0 96
1972 103 0 103
1973 129 8 121
1974 123 0 123
1975 150 5 145
1976 157 8 149
1977 165 7 158
1978 150 0 150
1979 157 0 157
1980 174 7 167
1981 198 11 187
1982 178 0 178
1983 144 0 144
1984 151 0 151
1985 180 7 173
1986 163 0 163
1987 207 8 199
1988 207 6 201
1989 188 0 188
1990 185 6 179
1991 192 8 184
1992 187 11 176
1993 232 9 223
1994 233 7 226
1995 273 14 259
1996 356 19 337
1997 375 24 351
1998 472 22 450
1999 490 33 457
2000 600 38 562
2001 613 42 571
2002 596 32 564
2003 691 41 650
2004 780 52 728
2005 907 57 850
2006 967 57 910
2007 1,023 74 949
2008 1,241 82 1,159
2009 1,433 90 1,343
2010 1,535 89 1,446
2011 1,857 101 1,756
2012 2,205 122 2,083
2013 2,895 151 2,744
2014 3,568 158 3,410
2015 4,526 208 4,318 #92 boy name
2016 5,027 197 4,830 #85 boy name

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Popularity of Ezra as a first name

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Popularity of Ezra as a last name

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Common last names for Ezra

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Martin
  • Carter
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ezra U.S.
  White 70.35% 64.26%
  African American 8.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ezra

People with the last name Ezra are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ezra

  • How Popular is the name Ezra? Ezra is the 1,096th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Ezra was the 85th most popular name. As a last name Ezra was the 37,341st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ezra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,756 babies born with the first name Ezra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ezra to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ezra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 39 new born babies.
  • When was Ezra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ezra is Monday, March 21st, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Ezra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ezra was in 2016 with a total of 4,830 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ezra!
  • Random Ezra Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ezra ranks 69th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 101 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Ezra: Your name in reverse order is Arze. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erza. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ezra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 597 people with the last name Ezra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ezra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ezra as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k 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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