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Meaning of Elijah

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The name Elijah has the following meaning:

Jehovah is my God.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Elijah is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 38 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Elijah rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 21 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Elijah in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Elijah is pronounced as ee-ly-jah


Elijah originates from the Hebrew language.

See other suggested Hebrew boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Elijah and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Elijah: Boys - Abraham, Caleb, Emmanuel, Gideon, Hyman, Jesus, Meir, Moses, Myer, Saul, Seth, Girls - Abigail, Dara, Datya, Both genders - Matthew


Popular Variants for the name Elijah: Alijah, Eliezer (Hebrew)


Common nicknames for the name Elijah are: Eli


We think the name Elijah should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Elijah to be: A humble and faithful chap

In one word, you might describe Elijah as a(n) "humble" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Elijah (or its variants) are:

Elijah Muhammad, born on 7 October, a famous politician. Elijah Muhammad's background: Notable for his leadership of the Black Muslims and the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975.

Elijah Samuel Burke, born on 24 May, a famous athlete. Elijah Samuel Burke's background: An American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand.

Elijah Wood, born on 28 January, a famous actor. Elijah Wood's background: An American actor. Acting since the age of eight, he is perhaps best known for the role of Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Making his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future II (1989), Wood landed a succession of subsequent larger roles, and became a critically acclaimed child actor by age 13.
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