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Lazarus is a name for a boy of Hebrew origin that means 'the one who receives the help of God', something that implies an unusual fortune that will accompany him throughout his life. It is a proper name for a boy that, although it has been used since ancient times, is still valid today, giving the child who wears it a touch of originality without being extravagant. Celebrates his name day on December 17, which is the day of Saint Lazarus.
We know the name Lazaro thanks to one of the most commented biblical episodes, when Jesus resurrected and gave life back to his friend Lazarus of Bethany, with that well-known phrase of 'Lazarus, get up and walk'. Since then, the name has become very popular and has ceased to be just a proper name to designate places, professions, etc.
And it is that Lázaro is also a frequent surname as we find in the prestigious philologist Fernando Lázaro Carreter, and also a municipality in the province of Albacete, Casas de Lázaro, as well as being a computer tool named Lazarus. But without a doubt, what has given the name Lázaro the most fame is the anonymous novel from the 16th century, 'El Lazarillo de Tormes'.
There are few variants of your child's name in other languages and the options are reduced to Lazarus what is the name in english, Lazare which corresponds to the version of the name in French and the Catalan name Llàtzer. In any case, Lázaro mentions a responsible person characterized by consistency in his decisions, as well as a great effort and dedication for whatever task he undertakes. An honest person who can be trusted, which is why he is highly appreciated by his friends.
One of the most interesting references that we find to your son's name is the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, in Madrid, which brings together an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures by the most prestigious artists such as Goya, El Greco or Zurbarán, all belonging to the former one of the most important patrons of culture in our country such as José Lázaro Galdiano.
If you want your child to learn to write hisname Lazaroin calligraphy and you can also color it in uppercase and lowercase letters with the colors that you like the most, you just have to click on the name Lázaro to print its beautiful name.
To know the origin and meaning of other names that celebrate their saint in the month of December, consult our calendar of the names of December saints. You will find all the curiosities related to the name and date of your birthday.
And besides, we have the most complete guide to baby names for boys and girls. Here you will find all the baby names arranged alphabetically to know their origin and meaning.
Laura Sanchez. Editor of our site
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