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Ezra for a girl?

(57 Posts)
hellogirlies Thu 06-Apr-17 23:11:09

Hey everyone, i was wondering is the name Ezra acceptable for a girl? I personally think the a ending makes it sound feminine. I know its not common for a girl but more boy names are being used for girls right? I would hate to not be able to use it :/ need some feedback / opinions? grin

Mrsknackered Thu 06-Apr-17 23:24:17

Ezra - is boys name.
Esra - is the female version, I know a gorgeous Esra!

TheBookIsOnTheTable Thu 06-Apr-17 23:25:39

For me it's no different to calling a girl Matthew or Mark. But hey, it's your choice.

Wolfiefan Thu 06-Apr-17 23:27:15

It's your choice but your child has to live with it. I wouldn't. Poor kid.

katronfon Thu 06-Apr-17 23:31:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Thu 06-Apr-17 23:44:01

It is a bit like a mash up of Esme and Laura perhaps. I can see it as a name for a girl, but there are many other great names so I wouldn't rush to choose it.

It's funny how boys' names easily transfer to girls and become unisex but not quite so much the opposite way.

buttercup54321 Thu 06-Apr-17 23:47:12


Cagliostro Thu 06-Apr-17 23:48:33

I know an Ezri and thought that was quite pretty

TinyTemperamental Thu 06-Apr-17 23:51:30

It's fine OP. I knew an Ezra, she was Turkish.

shitgibbon Fri 07-Apr-17 00:07:48

I know a female Esra who is Turkish

Sophronia Fri 07-Apr-17 00:12:52

Esra is a female Turkish name. There's also Isra, the Arabic version.

BadToTheBone Fri 07-Apr-17 00:34:05

Esra is perfectly fine for a girl.

KoalaDownUnder Fri 07-Apr-17 05:45:07

No, it's a boys' name.

Esra yes. Ezra no.

grufallosfriend Fri 07-Apr-17 07:11:43

With the -a ending it feels feminine already but I'd probably spell it Esra, that looks prettier for a girl.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 07-Apr-17 08:06:38


marmitecrumpets Fri 07-Apr-17 08:14:06

I've always thought that Ezra sounds and looks feminine

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 07-Apr-17 08:51:04

CAGLIOSTRO, Ezri is lovely !

BertrandRussell Fri 07-Apr-17 08:56:21

It's a boy's name. Only use it for a girl if you would happily call a boy Susan.

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Fri 07-Apr-17 09:10:44

Esra? Esri? Yes.

Ezra? No.

Jooni Fri 07-Apr-17 09:19:38

I came on to suggest Ezri - beautiful name!

Ezra works fine on a girl IMO but it is getting more popular now (for boys) so she might get some confusion down the line.

SuperBeagle Fri 07-Apr-17 09:32:36

I know a female Ezra. She's cool, so now the name seems like a cool girl's name. I don't mind it at all.

notadutchie Fri 07-Apr-17 12:36:07

It's like calling a boy Rebecca.

Loving all the alternatives though!

TheBookIsOnTheTable Fri 07-Apr-17 12:47:37

If ending in the letter A makes a name feminine, then where are all the girls named Joshua?

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Fri 07-Apr-17 12:56:44


Maybe in 10 years?

Sisters called Joshua, Jebediah, Jeremiah and... Jonah?

expatinscotland Fri 07-Apr-17 13:01:23

FFS, It's a boy's name! Why is this stupid trend for giving girls a boy's name? And why is it always girls, not boys getting called Susan or Ellen?

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