Gender: Masculine
Origin: Hebrew יְחֶזְקֵאל 
Meaning: “God strengthens.”

The name is found in the Old Testament as the name of the author of the Book of Ezekiel, a major prophet in Christian, Jewish and Islamic tradition. In the English-speaking world, the name did not become popular until after the Protestant Reformation.

It is currently the 213th most popular male name in the United States, (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Jezjekiil Езекііль (Belarusian)
  • Ezechiel (Czech/German/Polish/Romanian)
  • Ezechiël (Dutch)
  • Hesekiel (Finnish/Swedish)
  • Ézéchiel (French)
  • Ezekieli ეზეკიელი (Georgian)
  • Yechezkel: יְחֶזְקֵאל (Hebrew)
  • Ezechiele (Italian)
  • Ezechielis (Lithuanian)
  • Esekiel (Norwegian)
  • Ezequiel (Portuguese/Spanish)
  • Iezekiíl’ Иезекии́ль (Russian)
  • Jezekiel Језекиљ (Serbian)
  • Ezekiel (Slovene)
  • Yezekiyíl Єзекії́ль (Ukrainian)
  • Eseciel (Welsh)
  • Haskel (Yiddish)

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