Given Name EZRA

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: עֶזְרָא (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: EZ-rə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "help" in Hebrew. Ezra is a prophet of the Old Testament and the author of the Book of Ezra. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. The American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was a famous bearer.
VARIANT: Esdras (Biblical)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Esdras (Biblical Greek), 'Ezra' (Biblical Hebrew), Ezras (Biblical Latin)
SAME SPELLING: 'Ezra'

Categories

books of the Bible, Fire Emblem characters, help, poets, prophets
Entry updated December 8, 2017