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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).

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

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

Similar Names

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