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Quick Facts on Ezequiel

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew, Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 561
Simple meaning:
God strengthens

Characteristics of Ezequiel

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Ezequiel

Ezequiel is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent to Ezekiel. Ezekiel is a Hebrew name (Yechezqel) borne by one of the Major Prophets from the Old Testament in the Biblical Book that bears his name. The name comes from the Hebrew words meaning “God strengthens”. Ezekiel is one of the prophets who lived through the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian conquest in 586 B.C. At the time, Ezekiel was an upper-class Jew who had been exiled to Babylon under the direction of Nebuchadnezzar II. God then appeared to Ezekiel on a chariot flown by some rather unusual creatures called cherubim. The Lord gave Ezekiel a scroll detailing the tragic events about to unfold for Jerusalem and then commanded him to eat the scroll. Ezekiel obeyed, thus figuratively swallowing the true word of God. He then went on to prophesize to the Jewish exiles (after God gave Ezekiel a ride back to Babylon on His cherubim flying machine). After the fall of Jerusalem, Ezekiel shared his vision for the “New Jerusalem” in Ezekiel 40-48 whereby the future Temple is enormous and where God will dwell with the people of Israel forever. Ezekiel has come to be known as a “Prophet to the Exiles”, and an important prophet in overall Jewish tradition (as such Ezekiel has generally been considered a Jewish name). The name was eventually taken up by the Puritans during the 16th century Reformation and spread to America by way of the new settlements. Ezequiel developed as the Spanish and Portuguese form of the name.

Popularity of the Name Ezequiel

Ezequiel came out of exile on the American male naming charts for the first time in 1976. It took about ten years for the name to finally grab hold of the charts. Today Ezequiel has climbed to levels of respectable moderation considering it’s a variant spelling used almost exclusively within the Hispanic-American community (most English speakers opt for the Ezekiel spelling). Ezequiel has basically grown in usage along with the growing Hispanic population in the United States. Unlike Jose, Xavier, Juan, Carlos and Diego – Ezequiel is one of the lesser used Spanish names currently in play on the charts. But we like these off-beat, less common (and therefore more unique) naming styles. Ezequiel fits the bill, and the short form Zeke is just as charming. The etymology of the name, i.e., “God strengthens”, is something Christian/Catholic parents can take comfort in.
Popularity of the Boy Name Ezequiel
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ezequiel

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Ezequiel

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ezequiel

    Ezequiel We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ezequiel.

  • Popular Songs on Ezequiel

    Popular Songs on Ezequiel

    Ezequiel - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Ezequiel.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Ezequiel

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Ezequiel

    Ezequiel (Ralph Alexander) - Comentarios informativos y muy útiles sobre la Biblia, sin llegar a ser técnicos, escritos por especialistas y educadores calificados. Debido a que son fáciles de leer y comprender, estos libros son excelentes guías para el estudio personal o en grupo. Recommended for ages 13+

  • Famous People Named Ezequiel

    Famous People Named Ezequiel

    Famous People Named Ezequiel - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Ezequiel.

  • Children of Famous People Named Ezequiel

    Children of Famous People Named Ezequiel

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Ezequiel - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ezequiel.

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    Ezequiel - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Ezequiel - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ezequiel.

Personality of the Boy Name Ezequiel

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Ezequiel

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