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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 "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.

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 Elisha, Ellsworth and Ilias.

Elijah is also pronounced similarly to Ilija. Another suggested similar baby name is Elishah.

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Popularity of Elijah

Elijah is a very popular first name for males (#491 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#73243 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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