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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.


Elihu has 1 variant: Eliu.

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


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

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

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.