What does Elias mean?
Elias \e-lias\ 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.
Elias has 1 feminine form: Ellis.
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 (#2074 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Elias for boys. Elias reached its apex rank of #103 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Eli (#49 last year), Elie, Elijah (#11), Eliot, Elis, Elliot (#217), Elliott (#233), Ellis (#443), Ellsworth, Ely and Lige are the popular related forms of Elias (#103 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Elie, Ellsworth and Lige becoming less trendy. The most trendy baby names in this list are Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Elliot (#217), Elliott (#233) and Ellis (#443), and there is also a revival in birth name usage for these names. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Elias and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)