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Elijah meaning and name origin
Elijah \e-li-jah\ as a boy's name is pronounced ee-LYE-jah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elijah is "the Lord is my God". From Eliyahu. Biblical: Elijah was a great prophet of Israel. The Book of Kings describes many miracles performed for and by him. The name is often given to Jewish boys born during Passover. It is recently used among Black Muslims. See also Elias, Elliot, Ellis, and Ilya. Film director Elia Kazan; actor Elijah Wood.
Elijah has 15 variant forms: Eli, Elia, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Elija, Eliot, Eliyahu, Eljah, Elliot, Ellis, Ely, Elyot, Elyott and Lige.
For more information, see also related names Ellsworth and Ilias.
Baby names that sound like Elijah are Eligio, Alejo and Aloj.
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Popularity of Elijah
Elijah is a very popular first name for men (#491 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#73243 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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