Meaning and Origin of: Ezekiel

Meaning and Origin of Ezekiel

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : The strength of God

What does Ezekiel mean and stand for?

The name Ezekiel is of Hebrew origin and means "the strength of God." It is derived from the Hebrew name Yechezqel, composed of the elements chazaq (to strengthen) and ’el (referring to God).

Syllables: 3

Family name origins & meanings

  • From the Hebrew Biblical personal name Yechezkel ‘God will strengthen’.


According to Social Security Administration data, Ezekiel is only recently popular, breaking the top 100 in 2017. It is rapidly increasing in popularity, reaching its peak at 65 in 2020.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ezekiel was at its peak popularity in September 2017.

Ezekiel is a prominent figure in the Old Testament and author of the Book of Ezekiel. He predicted the fall of Jerusalem and the eventual rehabilitation of Israel in his book. As the name rises in popularity, it is being chosen for celebrity children more often, such as Beau Bridges' and Tisha Campbell-Martin's sons. Famous namesakes include Ezekiel Elliot, Ezekiel "Zeke" Moreno, and Ezekiel "Zeke" Mowatt. Fictional characters named Ezekiel have also appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, and Divergent.

Where is it Popular?

Ezekiel was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Ezekiel

  • Chico
  • Easy
  • Equi
  • Zeke

Pairs well with these middle names