Ezra is a boy's name of Hebrew origin. A short form of Azaryahu, meaning "Yah helps," Ezra stands as a humble yet beautiful name that simply means "help." Yet Ezra's reputation is far from modest. The name is rooted in the religious leader Ezra the Scribe, revered for restoring the Jewish community on the foundation of the Torah. A symbol of immeasurable aid and support, Ezra is revered for leading the second wave of Judeans from the Babylonian exile and enabling Judaism to strengthen and persevere. Today, Ezra remains a name of considerable weight, reminding many that a true hero is one who empowers others to thrive.

Famous People Named Ezra

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  • Ezra Jack Keats
  • Ezra Klein
  • Ezra Miller
  • Ezra Pound
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