What does Elijah mean?
From Eliyahu. In the New Testament it appears in the Greek form Elias. Biblical: Elijah was a great prophet of Israel who performed many miracles as told in the Book of Kings, and who is said not to have died, but was carried up into Heaven in a fiery chariot. The name is often given to Jewish boys born during Passover. It is recently used among Black Muslims. See also Elliot, Ellis, and Ilya. Film director Elia Kazan; actor Elijah Wood.
Elijah has 1 feminine form: Ellis.Kreatif forms:
(male) Edijah, Elljah, ..
(female) Eliege, Eliga, ..
How popular is Elijah?
Elijah is a very popular first name for men (#491 out of 1220, Top 40%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#26761 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Elijah for boys. Elijah reached its highest rank of #11 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Popular varying forms of Elijah (#11 last year) are Eli (#49 last year), Elias (#103), Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Elisha (#739), Eliot (#1041), Eliyahu (#1467), Ely (#1548), Elyas (#1756), Lige, Ellsworth, Elis, Elie, Elihu, Elija and Eliott. Usage of these relations of Elijah was at its highest 1 year ago (average #1248) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1257, down 1%), but with versions like Ellsworth going out of style. Eli, Elijah, Elias and Elliot are four of the more chic birth names in this list.
Elijah▲ is pronounced similarly to Eligia and Eligio. Other suggested similar names are Abiah, Abidjah, Abijah, Alvah▼, Aviah, Eian, Eidan, Eilad, Eilam, Eilan, Eilian, Einar, Eitan, Elam, Elan, Elazar, Elgar, Eliam, Elian, Eliana, Eliazar, Eliran, Eliron, Elisee, Eliseo▲, Elishah, Eliso, Elison, Elisud, Eliu, Eljin, Elkan, Elkanah, Ellar, Ellgar (see Alger), Ellrad (see Elrad), Elman, Elmar, Elrad, Eltman, Emich, Ephah, Epifan, Erich▼, Esias, Evian, Ezrah, Faizah (see Faiz), Isiah▼, Iziah, Micah▲, Rajah, Ukiah, Uriah▲, Urijah▲, Uriyah and Uziah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elijah.