Ezekiel is a name that originates from the Hebrew roots, meaning “strength of God.” The name Yechezkel, from which Ezekiel came, literally translates to “God will strengthen.” While Ezekiel was among the captives taken to Babylon during the first fall of Jerusalem, he is considered to be one of the most significant prophets of his time. He is also the author of the book of the Old Testament which bears his name. Ezekiel is a treasure trove of ancient wisdom and a musical masterpiece, making him a favorite among Jewish parents. Though the name has strong religious overtones, it is sometimes abbreviated to “Zeke,” which sounds like a laid-back surfer dude. This is a lovely baby name for many reasons, including religious significance and the ethereal quality of the name itself.
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