Meaning and name origin
Elihu \e-li-hu\ as a boy's 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.
Elihu has 1 variant form: Eliu.
For more information, see also the related boy name Elijah.
Elihu is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elihu and its variant form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Elijah (#11). (2014 statistics).