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What does Elias mean?

Elias Pronunciation of Elias [elias] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: greek, biblical, surnames, 17th century, popular (famous).


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

Related boy names: Ellsworth, Elsdon and Elston.

7 more related forms via Elijah, Elliot, Ellis: Elihu, Elija, Eliott, Eljah, Elliss, Ely and Elyot.

1 feminine form: Ellis.

Creative forms:
(male) Eilas, Elies, ..

(female) Elial, Elies, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elias Benton (E.B.), ..

How popular is Elias?

Elias is a very prominent first name for men (#452 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1694 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elias reached its apex rank of #100 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elias name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Eli (#53 from recent data), Elie, Elihu, Elija, Elijah (#11), Eliot (#1103), Eliott (#1925), Elis, Eliyahu (#1349), Elliot (#208), Ellis (#419), Ellsworth, Elston, Ely (#1505), Elyas and Ilyas (#1774) are the popular related forms of Elias (#100 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Elliss, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Elias was at its most widespread in the year 2013 (adoption of 1.48%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 1.47%, 1% less). Elijah has been the recurring favorite, although Elliot seems to be becoming a favorite too, while Ellsworth is now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elias, Eli, Elie, Elihu, Elija in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elijah, Eliot, Eliott, Eliyahu, Elliot in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellis, Ellsworth, Elston, Ely, Elyas, Ilyas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elias is pronounced similarly to Aloys, Alwis, Ilias, Ulisse and Wallas. Other recommended names are Aias, Amias, Claas, Eian, Eilian, Elam, Elan, Eldis, Elgar, Eliam, Elian, Eliana, Eliran, Eliso, Eliu, Elkan, Ellar, Elman, Elmar, Elois, Elrad, Elvis, Elviss (see Elvis), Elvys, Eneas, Enis, Esaias, Esias, Evian, Klaas and Urias. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elias.

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