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Origin: Israel
Region Origin: Western Asia

Ezra is a masculine given name of Hebrew origin, derived from the root ע-ז-ר, meaning "help". The name may also be a short form of the longer Hebrew name "Azaryahu," which means "God helps". The most notable figure associated with the name Ezra is a Hebrew prophet, scribe, and priest who wrote the Book of Ezra in the Bible. The origin of the name Ezra can be traced back to the ancient Hebrew priest of the same name, who is traditionally credited as the author of Ezra-Nehemiah and the Books of Chronicles. The name has gained popularity in recent years, with its ranking in the United States climbing from 431st to 59th between 2000 and 2018.

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