The biblical Ezra was an Old Testament prophet who led the Isrealites back to Jerusalem and author of the Book of Ezra. The name is a good alternative for parents looking for a biblical name that’s not David, Samuel, or John. While it’s at its peak in popularity right now, it’s still uncommon enough that you won’t be running into a dozen other Ezras on the schooyard.


  • hebrew: Helper

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Poet Ezra Pound, Writer Ezra Jack Keats, Actor Ezra Miller

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Paul Reiser, Son of Taylor Hanson