Ebenezer: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ebenezer

Ebenezer

Pronunciation: eh-beh-NEEZ-er (key)

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Means "stone of help" in Hebrew. This was the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament. The name was used by Charles Dickens for the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in his novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).

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Ebenezer Adams (1765 - 1841) - American educator
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei (1916 - 2002) - Ghanaian politician
Ebenezer Allen (1743 - 1806) - American patriot
Ebenezer Andrews House (1821 - 1880) - American geologist
Ebenezer Beesley (1840–1906) - writer and composer of Mormon religious music
Ebenezer Blackadder - a Blackadder character from Victorian England, introduced in 1988
Ebenezer Ekuban - Football player
Ebenezer B. Finley (1833 - 1916) - American congressman
Ebenezer Albert Fox (1857 - 1926) - famous English poacher
Ebenezer Obey - Nigerian pop musician
Ebenezer Rhodes (1762-1839) - English topographer
Ebenezer Lennox Scroggie - 19th-century Edinburgh grain merchant (or "mealman" as noted on his tombstone) misread by Charles Dickens as "mean man", inspiring his fictional character Scrooge

Ebenezer in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ebenezer Balfour, a character from Kidnapped (novel), a Robert Louis Stephenson novel
Ebenezer Scrooge - fictional character in Charles Dickens' 1843 story A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Hoople - the horrible math teacher in the internet comic blog, "The Greasers of Hazzick Flats" http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

Ebenezer (hymn), a Welsh tune to which many hymns are set

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