Home > Ilya


What does Ilya mean?

Ilya Pronunciation of 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". Short form of Elijah. The glamorous Russian Illya Kuryakin from the TV series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."


Ilya has 2 variants: Ilia and Illya.

Affiliated boy name: Elias.

8 more different relations via Elijah: Eli, Elia, Elias, Elie, Elija, Eljah, Ely and Elyot.

Creative forms:
(male) Ilica, Irvya, ..

(female) Ilin, Ilis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ilya Zaid (I.Z.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Eli (#53 the previous year), Elias (#100), Elie, Elija, Elijah (#11), Ely (#1505) and Illya are the popular variation forms of Ilya (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Elyot, are uncommon. These relations of Ilya were popular in 2013 (usage of 1.3%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 1.3%, down 3%). Eli, Elias and Elijah are three of the more chic birth names in this list. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elie, Elija, Elijah in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Ilya is alike in pronunciation to Ali, Alia, Aly, Eelia, Eliu, Elli, Eloi, Eloy, Ilie and Ola. Other recommended names are Adya, Ilan, Ilar, Ilias, Ilija, Ilja, Ilon, Ilyaas, Ilyas, Ira, Isa, Isia, Iyar and Iyyar. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ilya.

See names
in meaning and etymology.