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Ezra

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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 104 0 104
1973 129 8 121
1974 123 0 123
1975 150 5 145
1976 157 8 149
1977 165 7 158
1978 149 0 149
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 184 6 178
1991 192 8 184
1992 187 11 176
1993 232 9 223
1994 233 7 226
1995 272 14 258
1996 355 19 336
1997 375 24 351
1998 472 22 450
1999 488 33 455
2000 600 38 562
2001 612 42 570
2002 596 32 564
2003 691 41 650
2004 778 52 726
2005 906 57 849
2006 966 57 909
2007 1,022 74 948
2008 1,239 82 1,157
2009 1,432 90 1,342
2010 1,535 89 1,446
2011 1,855 101 1,754
2012 2,205 122 2,083
2013 2,890 151 2,739
2014 3,563 157 3,406
2015 4,504 205 4,299 #92 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Ezra

  • How many people with the first name Ezra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,681 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 2015 with a total of 4,299 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ezra!
  • Random Ezra Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ezra ranks 75th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 62 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2013.
  • 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 Raze. 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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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

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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ezra" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ezra as well as things modernly associated with the name Ezra such as celebrities named Ezra.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Ezra

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  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
Wiktionary

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 With the Name Ezra

Ezra Miller

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

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

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 Edelman

Ezra Edelman is a noteworthy human.

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Ezra Levant

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

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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  • Ezra Cornell
    (1st Chairman of Cornell Board of Trustees)
  • Ezra Fitch
    (co-founder of abercrombie & fitch)
  • Ezra Meeker
    (--05- 1st Mayor ofPuyallup)
  • Ezra Stiles
    (office holder)
  • Ezra Buzzington
    (film)
  • Ezra Vogel
    (philosopher)
  • Ezra Kire
    (notable person)
  • Ezra Heywood
    (activism)
  • Ezra Hendrickson
    (soccer player)
  • Ezra Stone
    (actor)
  • Ezra Winter
    (important individual)
  • Ezra Bayda
    (important somebody)
  • Ezra Lee
    (famous somebody)
  • Ezra Butler Eddy
    (Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Ottawa)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ezra

George 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

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

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

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

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

Ezra is a comics character.

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What does the name Ezra mean?

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Zis for zip, the quickness in your step!

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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