What does Elias mean?
Elias /eli-as/ [3 sylls.] 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".
Elias has 1 feminine form: Ellis.Kreatif forms: Eielias, Eliasei, Eliassu. [more]
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)
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. Forms like Elihu are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4492%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.412%, down 8.3%), 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)