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What does Elihu mean?

Elihu \e-li-hu\ as a boys' name is pronounced ee-LYE-hew. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elihu is "He is my God". Biblical: a young man whose fiery defense of God's righteousness is written of in the Book of Job.


Variations

Elihu has 1 variant: Eliu.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Elijah.


Popularity

Elihu is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Elihu is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Elijah (#11 in 2014) is the only popular variation form of Elihu (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 2014 (usage of 0.989%). Elijah (#11) is the most fashionable boy name here, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Elihu and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elijah in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Elihu is pronounced similarly to Eliyahu. Other suggested similar baby names are Eli, Elia and Elie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elihu.

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