What 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.
1 feminine form: Ellis.Creative forms:
(male) Edijah, Elljah, ..
(female) Elica, Eliga, .. Middle name pairings:
Elijah Evan (E.E.), ..
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)
Elijah reached its highest rank of #11 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Elijah (#11 last year) are Eli (#53 last year), Elias (#100), Elliot (#208), Ellis (#419), Elisha (#778), Eliot (#1103), Eliyahu (#1349), Ely (#1505), Eliott (#1925), Lige, Ellsworth, Elyas, Elis, Elie, Elihu and Elija. Usage of these relations of Elijah was at its highest 2 years ago (average #1248) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1261, down 1%), but with versions like Ellsworth going out of style. Elias, Elliot, Eli and Elijah 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.See names in meaning and etymology.