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Meaning and name origin

Elias \e-lias\ as a boy's name is pronounced ee-LYE-us. It is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elias is "Jehovah is God". Biblical name from the Greek form of Elijah. The source of both the surnames Ellis and Elliot. Common in the 17th century and now popular in Spain as Elías.


Elias has 22 variant forms: Eelia, Eli, Elia, Eliasz, Elice, Elie, Eliot, Elis, Eliyahu, Eljasz, Elli, Ellice, Elliot, Ellis, Elyas, Ilie, Ilia, Ilija, Ilja, Ilya, Ilyaas and Ilyas.

For more information, see also related boy names Ellsworth, Elsdon and Elston.

There is 1 feminine form of Elias: Ellis.


Elias is a very popular first name for males (#452 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2074 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elias for boys. Elias reached its highest rank of #103 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elias name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elias outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elias and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elijah (#11), Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Ellsworth, Eliot, Elie and Elis. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elie, Elijah, Eliot, Elliot, Ellis, Ellsworth in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elijah, Elis, Elliot, Ellis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elias is also pronounced similarly to Elliss and Ilias. Other suggested similar baby names are Eliam, Elian, Elija, Eliso, Eljah, Elois and Esias. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elias.