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What does Ilia mean?

Ilia Pronunciation of Ilia [il-ia] as a name for boys has the meaning "Jehovah is God". Ilia is a version of Elias (Greek, Hebrew). Ilia is also a form of Ilya (Russian, Hebrew).


Ilia has 6 variants: Eelia, Eli, Elia, Elie, Elli and Ilie.

11 more different relations via Elias, Ilya: Eliasz, Elice, Eliot, Elis, Ellis, Elyas, Ilija, Ilja, Illya, Ilyaas and Ilyas.

Creative forms:
(male) Ilin, Inia, ..

(female) Ilin, Ilis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ilia Chester (I.C.), ..

How popular is Ilia?

Ilia is an unusual first name for males. Ilia is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Ilia (not in Top 2000) are Eli (#53 in 2015), Elias (#100), Elie, Eliot (#1103), Elis, Ellis (#419), Elyas, Illya and Ilyas (#1774). Other variants, like Elia, are seldom used. These relations of Ilia were at the top of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.7%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.6%, 2%). Eli is more widely used than the rest, although Elias seems to be gaining popularity too. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elie, Eliot, Ellis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyas, Illya, Ilyas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ilia is pronounced similarly to Ali, Alia, Allie, Alois, Aly, Eliu, Eloi, Elois, Eloy, Ely, Ola, Ollie and Wylie. Other recommended names are Abia, Avia, Iain, Ikie, Ilan, Ilar, Ilaria, Ilias, Ilon, Ira, Isa, Isaia, Isia, Isiah, Iziah, Izik, Shia and Uria. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ilia.

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