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pinWhat does Elijah mean?

Elijah /eli-jah/ as a boys' name is pronounced ee-LYE-jah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elijah is "Jehovah is God".

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.


pinVariations

Elijah has 15 variants: Eli, Elia, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Elija, Eliot, Eliyahu, Eljah, Elliot, Ellis, Ely, Elyot, Elyott and Lige.

Related boy names: Elisha, Ellsworth and Ilias.

Elijah has 20 more relations via Elia, Elias, Elliot, Ellis, Ilya: Eelia, Eliasz, Elice, Eliott, Elis, Eljasz, Elli, Ellice, Elliott, Elliss, Ellyce, Elyas, Ilia, Ilie, Ilija, Ilja, Illya, Ilya, Ilyaas and Ilyas.

Elijah has 1 feminine form: Ellis.

Kreatif forms: Elajah, Euelijah. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Elijah for boys. Elijah reached its highest rank of #11 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Popular varying forms of Elijah (#11 2 years ago) are Eli (#49 2 years ago), Elias (#103), Elliot (#217), Elliott (#233), Ellis (#443), Elisha (#739), Ely, Lige, Ellsworth, Elie, Eliot and Elis. Adoption of these relations of Elijah was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (average #530) and is almost as widespread today (#599, down 14.6%), but with the versions Elisha, Elie, Lige and Ellsworth becoming less in vogue. Elijah has historically been a favorite of parents, although Elias seems to be gaining favor too. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elijah and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elijah, Eli, Elias, Elie, Eliot in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elisha, Elliot, Elliott, Ellis, Ellsworth in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ely, Lige in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elliott, Ellis outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Elishah. This name tends to be less commonly used than Elijah.

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