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Meaning and name origin

Ilya \i-lya, il-ya\ as a boy's name is pronounced ILL-yah. It is of Russian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ilya is "Jehovah is God". Short form of Elijah. The glamorous Russian Illya Kuryakin from the TV series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Ilya has 2 variant forms: Ilia and Illya.

For more information, see also the related boy name Elias.

Ilya is also pronounced similarly to Alia, Aly, Elia, Ely, Ilie and Ola. Other suggested similar baby names are Ilja and Ilyas.


Ilya is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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