What does Ilya mean?
Ilya /ilya/ as a boys' name is pronounced ILL-yah. It is of Russian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ilya is "Jehovah is God".
Affiliated boy name: Elias.more]
How popular is Ilya?
Ilya is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Ilya is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Ilya and associated names. Eli (#49 2 years ago), Elias (#103), Elie, Elijah (#11), Eliot, Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Ely and Lige are the popular variation forms of Ilya (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Eliyahu, are uncommon. These relations of Ilya were popular during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4681%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.4641%, down 0.9%), but with the forms Elie and Lige becoming less in vogue. Elijah is the continual favorite, although Elliot seems to be gaining favor too. (2014 Birth Statistics)