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What does Ilyas mean?

Ilyas Pronunciation of Ilyas [ilyas] as a boys' name means "Jehovah is God". Ilyas is an alternate form of Elias (Greek, Hebrew).


Ilyas has 6 variants: Elice, Elis, Ellice, Ellis, Elyas and Ilyaas.

8 more related forms via Elias: Elia, Eliasz, Eljasz, Ilia, Ilie, Ilija, Ilja and Ilya.

Creative forms:
(male) Ilyam, Ilyasa, ..

(female) Ilyar, Ilyasi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ilyas Milan (I.M.), ..

How popular is Ilyas?

Ilyas is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#40833 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ilyas was first listed in 2011 and reached its apex position of #1658 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #1774 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilyas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ilyas outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Elias (#100 the previous year), Ellis (#419), Elyas and Elis are the prominent related forms of Ilyas (#1774 the previous year). Other forms, like Elia, are uncommon. These relations of Ilyas are at the height of their popularity presently (adoption of 0.26%). Elias has been the most recognizable form.

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

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

Similar Names

Ilyas is alike in pronunciation to Aloys, Alwis, Alwyss, Ilias and Wallas. Other recommended names are Amyas, Claas, Ilan, Ilar, Illya, Iyar, Iyyar and Klaas. Like Ilyas, these names are not commonly used.

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