Esra is a gender-neutral of Hebrew origin and means “helper.” Interestingly, Esra is regarded as a newer variation of Ezra, traditionally a boy name, but is quite popular as both a girl and boy name depending on the parent’s heritage. There are strong Arabic connections to Esra, intertwining it with the sweet girl name Israa, which gives it this more universal quality. According to its Arabic roots, Esra is said to mean “quick,” giving you plenty of ways to love this name even more.
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