Ebenezer

Ebenezer is a male given name which comes from Hebrew meaning “stone of help”, and is famously associated with author Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol (1843). It depicts the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge as a coldhearted, miserly man who despises Christmas; he is visited by three spirits in the night on Christmas Eve who eventually show…

Azrael

Azrael is the name of an angel in Jewish and Muslim tradition, he is known as an angel of death who separates the soul from the body at the moment of death; in Islam, he is one of four archangels, along with Jibril (Gabriel), Mikha’il (Michael) and Israfil. The name means “my God is help” made up from Hebrew azar (to…

Alexia

Alexia is a female given name, the feminine form of Alexis, which is originally an Ancient Greek male name meaning “helper, defender”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Alexina (English) Alesia (English) Alessia (Italian) Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French) Alexus (English) Aleksa (English)   Male forms: Alexis (Greek, Ancient Greek, English, German, French) Alexius (Latinized Ancient Greek)…

Lazarus

Lazarus is the Latinized form of Lazaros, the Greek form of Eleazar, a Hebrew male name meaning “God has helped”. Lazarus is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Lazaros (Greek, Biblical Greek) Eleazar (Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) ‘El’azar (Biblical Hebrew) Lazar (Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian) Lazare (French) Elazar (Hebrew) Lázár…

Alexis

Alexis is an Ancient Greek male name which comes from Ancient Greek alexis meaning “helper, defender”. It was the name of several Ancient Greek figures, including a character in Virgil‘s Eclogue II, who was the beloved of the character Corydon. In Greek mythology, a young man named Alexis was in love with a young woman, Meliboea, who also loved…

Ayumi

Ayumi is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ayumi 歩 “walk; step” + mi 美 “beauty beautiful” (歩美); ayumi 歩 “walk; step”; a 明 “bright, light” + yu 征 “subjugate; conquest” + mi 魅 “fascination; charm; bewitch” (明征魅); ayu 鮎 “sweetfish” + mi 己 “itself; oneself” (鮎己); a 亜 “Asia; rank next; come after” + yu 佑 “help, assist” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (亜佑美) There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written…

Cody

Cody comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Cuidightigh meaning “descendant of Cuidightheach”, the latter being an Old Irish byname meaning “helpful”, likely in reference to someone who was helpful. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Codie (English) Codee (English) Codey (English) Kody (English) Kodie (English) Kodey (English) Kodee (English) Koty (English) Coty (English) Kodi…

Yuka

Yuka is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 香 “incense, smell, perfume” (由香); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 華 “splendor, flower, petal” (由華); yu 由 “wherefore; reason, cause” + ka 佳 “beautiful, good; excellent” (由佳); yu 結 “tie, fasten, join, organize; end, conclude” + ka 花 “flower” (結花); yu 有 “exist; have; possess”…

Zahir

Zahir is an Arabic male name meaning “helper, supporter” from Arabic ظَاهَرَ ẓāhara (to help, to assist, to support) which derives from Arabic root ظ ه ر (ẓ-h-r) (relating to visibility, making clear of understandable; relating to support). However, spelled ظهر (Zaahir) refers to something that is “outward, visible, manifest, to be clear” which derives from the same root word as above;…

Ezra

Ezra is a Hebrew male name meaning “help” as well as a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Esdras (Biblical Greek) Ezras (Biblical Latin) Esra (German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Scandinavian)