Gender Masculine
Scripts יְחֶזְקֵאל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. i-ZEE-kee-əl(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יְחֶזְקֵאל (Yechezqel) meaning "God will strengthen", from the roots חָזַק (chazaq) meaning "to strengthen" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Ezekiel is a major prophet of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Ezekiel. He lived in Jerusalem until the Babylonian conquest and captivity of Israel, at which time he was taken to Babylon. The Book of Ezekiel describes his vivid symbolic visions that predict the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. As an English given name, Ezekiel has been used since the Protestant Reformation.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHesekiel(Biblical Finnish) Hesekiel(Biblical German) Iezekiel(Biblical Greek) Yechezkel(Biblical Hebrew) Ezechiel, Hiezecihel(Biblical Latin) Hesekiel(Biblical Swedish) Yechezkel(Hebrew) Ezequiel(Portuguese) Ezequiel(Spanish) Chatzkel, Haskel(Yiddish)
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The prophet Ezekiel depicted by Michelangelo (1510)The prophet Ezekiel depicted by Michelangelo (1510)


Entry updated July 11, 2018