Elias - boys name

Elias name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Elias name meaning:

The name Elias is derived from the biblical Hebrew name Eliyahu, meaning "my God is Yahweh" or "Yahweh is my God." It is a variant of the more commonly known name Elijah. In the Bible, Elijah is a prominent prophet who displays great faith and is known for his miracles and his encounters with God. The name Elias has been widely used throughout different cultures and languages, often with slight variations in spelling and pronunciation.

Parents who choose the name Elias for their son may be drawn to its biblical roots and the strong spiritual connotations associated with it. The name Elias carries a sense of devotion, strength, and a deep connection to God. It is a name that is both timeless and classic, yet also carries a sense of uniqueness. Those named Elias may aspire to live up to the qualities of the biblical figure, finding inspiration in his faith and determination.

Origin: Hebrew

The Greek form of Elijah which comes from the Hebrew 'the Lord is my God'.

Elijah was a prophet who lived in Northern Israel in the 9th century BC. He is venerated in Judaism, Christianity and Islam with variations of the name popular around the world.


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Related names

Elijah , Elia , Elias , Eliasz , Eliot , Eliott , Eliya , Eliyahu , Eljah, Ellecia, Ellice, Elliot , Elliott , Ellis , Ellisha, Ellison , Ellyce, Elya , Elyce

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Overall UK ranking: 109 out of 4789

547 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (76)
  • Scotland (213)

Historical popularity of Elias

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