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Elijah Meaning


What does Elijah mean?

The name Elijah is of Hebrew origin.

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

Elijah is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced E-li-jah.

The Given Name Elijah

Elijah is the anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew Eliyyahu.

In the bible, Elijah's narrative is told in the two Books of Kings, including his being carried to heaven in a chariot of fire

Elijah falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Elijah Wood.

Elijah Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 7 in baby name popularity for boys with 12,886 occurrences. It ranked 4,237 in baby name popularity for girls with 33 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 8 in baby name popularity for boys with 13,344 occurrences. It ranked 4,950 in baby name popularity for girls with 27 occurrences.

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

Elijah Related Names

Elijah is a form of Eliyahu.

Variants of the name Elijah include Aalijah, Eljah.

The names Eelis, Elia, Elias, Eliasz, Elie, Eliyyahu, Eljas, Ellecia, Ellice, Ellisha, Ellyce, Elyce, Illes, Ilya are all forms of Elijah.

Famous Elijahs

  • Elijah ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 8:27, 1 Kgs. 17:1, Ezra 10:21, Ezra 10:26)
  • Elijah Wood ~ Actor

Elijah Numerology

What will your new littleElijah be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Elijah are often faithful and handsome but most of all they are read more >>

Elijah Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Elijah in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Elijah.

Just for fun, see the name Elijah in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Elijah in Nautical Flags page.