Ezekiel Name Meaning & Origin

Ezekiel

Pronunciation: eh-ZEE-kee-əl (key)

Origin of the name Ezekiel:

Derived from the Greek Iezekiēl, a name derived from the Hebrew yehezq'ēl (God strengthens). The name is borne in the Bible by a 6th century B.C. Hebrew prophet whose ministry lasted more than twenty-three years. His prophecies are recorded in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Ezequiel, Zeke

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Personal experiences with the name Ezekiel: | Edit

-My grandson, born 6/12 in Pittsburgh PA, is named Ezekiel. We call him Zeke, or EZ. It's a different name and I believe he will be the only Zeke in his class. But that's OK since most people identify the name as being strong.

-My son's name is Ezekiel, but we call him Zeke. My husband picked out the name. Many people ask us where we came up with that name and we tell them it's from the bible.

Nicknames for Ezekiel: | Edit

Zeke, Easy, E.Z.

Meanings and history of the name Ezekiel: | Edit

Hebrew "strength of God"

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Ezekiel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins, fictional character created by mystery author Walter Mosley.
Ezekiel (Zeke) Braverman, the father/grandfather on the NBC hit show "Parenthood".
Ezekiel "Zeke" Pedrad, minor character in the "Divergent" series.
Ezekiel Jones is a character on the TNT series "The Librarians"

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