Ezra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ezra

Ezra

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Ezra is solidly a man's name, having been used for men for thousands of years. The American trend of appropriating masculine names for girls to be "different" is reaching ridiculous proportions, and since it's so trendy, it's not exactly unique anymore.

Feeling prodded into commenting by the very rude comment above. My daughter is named Ezra, and it can be a girl's name as well, at least according to every baby name book and website I have looked at. It fits her well--- it's a beautiful, musical sounding name, and means, "happy, strong, and helpful". And I didn't want a flowery, princess name for my daughter, I wanted her to be able to define her personality based on her character, which then the name becomes an extension of that, characterized by HER and not the other way around. I have had my fair share of people asking, "Isn't that a boy's name?" but I have to say it's mostly older people asking that and young parents and kids love it and ask no questions. And by the way... I just read an article that girls who have gender-ambiguous or masculine-sounding names get hired more often, so there's one more affirmation for me that I did well by my daughter giving her the bold and strong name, Ezra. Still love it and no regrets.

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In the bible there is a male Ezra.
Ezra Pound, poet (male).
Ezra Jack Keats, writer and artist (male).
Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University (male)

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