Ezra Name Meaning & Origin

Ezra

Pronunciation: EHZ-rə (key)

Origin of the name Ezra:

Derived from the Hebrew ezrā (help). The name is borne in the Bible by a Hebrew prophet and religious reformer of the 5th century B.C. His story and prophecies are recorded in the Old Testament book of Ezra.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Ezra

Ez, Ezzy, Razz, Ray, RahRah, Ezrahrah, Ezzro, Ezzer, Ceza

Meanings and history of the name Ezra

Hebrew - helper / help

Famous real-life people named Ezra

Ezra Miller (American actor), known for his portrayal of the obscurial wizard Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts. His other prominent movie appearances include roles in City Island, Another Happy Day, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Perks of Being a Wallflower;
Ezra Pound (American modernist poet & critic), a major figure in the early modernist movement;
Ezra Cornell (American businessman and philanthropist), founder of Western Union and Cornell University;
Ezra Jack Keats, (American children's book author and illustrator), known for The Snowy Day, which is considered one of the most important American books of the 20th century;
Ezra Koenig (American musician, singer, songwriter, and radio personality), lead singer and guitarist for indie rock band Vampire Weekend;
Ezra Taft Benson, former President (Prophet) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church);
Ezra Costello Singer

Ezra in song, story & screen

Ezra Bridger (animated character), Jedi Padawan & the main character on Disney XD's animated TV show "Star Wars Rebels";
Ezra (prophet). The authorship of the book of Ezra is attributed to Ezra, an Old Testament major prophet and scribe, who led the second group of Jews returning from Babylon to Jerusalem;
Ezra Fitz (character), English teacher and Aria's secret fling on "Pretty Little Liars", an american mystery thriller TV show;
Better than Ezra (band), an american alternative-rock trio;

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