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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lazarus

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  1. The diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar
  2. The person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death
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Via Late Latin Lazarus, from Ancient Greek Λάζαρος (Lázaros), the New Testament Greek form of Secunda Hebrew אלעזר (ʼElʻāzār), literally “El has helped”; see Eleazar.

  1. (bible) A man, the brother of Mary and Martha, who according to the New Testament Gospel of John was brought back to life by Jesus after being entombed for four days.
  2. (bible) A beggar mentioned in a parable told by Jesus Christ as related in the New Testament Gospel of Luke.
  3. (rare) A male given name.
  4. A person who was dead and has been resurrected; a dead person who could potentially be resurrected; perhaps used metaphorically or hypothetically.
  5. A poor person, a beggar.

Lazarus was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Latin, and Old Saxon

Notable Persons Named Lazarus

Lazarus Long is a fictional character.

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Lazarus is a hip hop music physician, rapping, and songwriter. He has been prominent since 2007. Lazarus was given the name Kamran Rasheed Khan in Detroit.

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Lazarus was born on December 24th, 1894. Lazarus is also known as Aaronson and L.. He breathed his last breath on December 9th, 1966.

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Lazarus Fuchs was a scientist. Lazarus was born on May 5th, 1833 in Mosina. He died on April 26th, 1902.

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Lazarus Kaimbi is a soccer player for the Bangkok Glass F.C., Ramblers F.C., Jomo Cosmos F.C., Osotspa Samut Prakan F.C., and Namibia national football team. Lazarus was born on August 12th, 1988 in Pioneers Park.

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Gazza is a kwaito, hip hop, afro house, reggae, dancehall, and hip hop music musician. Gazza was given the name Lazarus Karandu Shiimi on March 10th, 1977 in Oshakati, Oshana, Namibia. Gazza is also known as Gazlam, Groote, and The King.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lazarus

Emma Lazarus was a writer. Emma was born on July 22nd, 1849 in New York City. She breathed her last breath on November 19th, 1887.

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Saint Lazarus is a saint.

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Glenn Lazarus is a Senator for Queensland. He was most active from 2014 to present. Glenn was born on December 11th, 1965 in Queanbeyan.

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Lazarus is a hip hop music physician, rapping, and songwriter. He has been prominent since 2007. Lazarus was given the name Kamran Rasheed Khan in Detroit.

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Arnold was born on January 27th, 1932. He died on October 1st, 2013.

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Mark Lazarus is a soccer player for the Barking F.C., Leyton Orient F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Brentford F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Folkestone F.C., Ilford F.C., and Wingate & Finchley F.C. Mark was born on December 5th, 1938 in Stepney, Greater London.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1888 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1900 7 0 7
1906 5 0 5
1907 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1912 10 0 10
1913 9 0 9
1914 13 0 13
1915 7 0 7
1916 16 0 16
1917 6 0 6
1918 14 0 14
1919 16 0 16
1920 10 0 10
1921 10 0 10
1922 6 0 6
1923 9 0 9
1924 8 0 8
1925 7 0 7
1926 10 0 10
1927 8 0 8
1928 8 0 8
1929 8 0 8
1930 6 0 6
1931 10 0 10
1932 7 0 7
1934 8 0 8
1937 5 0 5
1938 9 0 9
1940 6 0 6
1941 5 0 5
1943 10 0 10
1944 6 0 6
1946 5 0 5
1947 8 0 8
1948 8 0 8
1950 9 0 9
1951 8 0 8
1952 8 0 8
1953 5 0 5
1954 8 0 8
1955 8 0 8
1956 14 0 14
1957 9 0 9
1959 7 0 7
1960 6 0 6
1961 12 0 12
1962 10 0 10
1963 8 0 8
1964 5 0 5
1965 7 0 7
1967 14 0 14
1968 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1970 7 0 7
1971 11 0 11
1972 11 0 11
1973 11 0 11
1974 15 0 15
1975 16 0 16
1976 21 0 21
1977 20 0 20
1978 22 0 22
1979 23 0 23
1980 21 0 21
1981 26 0 26
1982 24 0 24
1983 26 0 26
1984 27 0 27
1985 24 0 24
1986 21 0 21
1987 19 0 19
1988 26 0 26
1989 37 0 37
1990 26 0 26
1991 32 0 32
1992 26 0 26
1993 35 0 35
1994 28 0 28
1995 33 0 33
1996 41 0 41
1997 38 0 38
1998 49 0 49
1999 53 0 53
2000 75 0 75
2001 67 0 67
2002 74 0 74
2003 74 0 74
2004 55 0 55
2005 55 0 55
2006 80 0 80
2007 77 0 77
2008 78 0 78
2009 75 0 75
2010 79 0 79
2011 73 0 73
2012 87 0 87
2013 110 0 110
2014 124 0 124
2015 117 0 117
2016 134 0 134
2017 151 0 151

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Popularity of Lazarus as a first name

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Popularity of Lazarus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lazarus U.S.
  White 83.22% 64.26%
  African American 6.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lazarus

People with the last name Lazarus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lazarus

  • How Popular is the name Lazarus? Lazarus is the 5,445th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lazarus was the 7,541st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lazarus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,818 babies born with the first name Lazarus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lazarus to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lazarus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lazarus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lazarus is Sunday, April 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Lazarus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lazarus was in 2017 with a total of 151 babies.
  • Random Lazarus Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lazarus is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Lazarus: Your name in reverse order is Surazal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrasazu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lazarus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,410 people with the last name Lazarus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lazarus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Lazarus as their last name.

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  • 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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