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Elia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Elia is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Elia is "the lord is my G-d".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 4265 in baby name popularity for boys with 23 occurrences.  It ranked 1346 in popular baby names for girls with 173 occurrences. 

View the Elia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Elia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Elia to other names.


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Elia is a form of the name Elijah.

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Name Fun

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.