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What does Elija mean?

Elija Pronunciation of Elija [eli-ja] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Elija is "Jehovah is God". Elija is a variant form of Elijah (Hebrew): from Eliyahu.


12 alternative forms via Elijah: Eli, Elia, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Eliot, Eliyahu, Eljah, Elliot, Ellis, Ely and Elyot.

Creative forms:
(male) Elja, Eloija, ..

(female) Eliea, Eliege, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elija Tyson (E.T.), ..

How popular is Elija?

Elija is an unusual given name for men. Elija is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Elija reached its peak position of #1697 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elija name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Elijah (#11 from recent data), Eli (#53), Elias (#100), Elliot (#208), Ellis (#419), Eliot (#1103), Eliyahu (#1349), Ely (#1505), Elihu and Elie are the popular related forms of Elija. Other variants, like Eljah, are seldom used. These relations of Elija were at the apex of their popularity 1 year ago (average #989) and have remained as popular to this day (#977). Elijah has generally been preferred by parents, although Elias seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elija, Eli, Elias, Elie, Elihu in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elijah, Eliot, Eliyahu, Elliot, Ellis, Ely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elijah, Elliot, Ellis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elija is alike in pronunciation to Eligia, Eligio and Ilija. Other recommended names are Abija, Eelia, Eliam, Elian, Eliana, Elice, Eliran, Elis, Elisha, Eliso, Eliu, Ilja and Urija. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elija.

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