Elijah - boys name

Elijah name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Elijah name meaning:

The name Elijah is of Hebrew origin and holds significant meaning. It is derived from the Hebrew name Eliyahu, which means "my God is Yahweh" or "Yahweh is my God." Yahweh is the Hebrew name for God, and Elijah's name reflects his devotion and loyalty to God. The name is often associated with strength, righteousness, and spirituality.

Elijah holds great significance in various religious traditions, particularly in Judaism and Christianity. In the Hebrew Bible, Elijah is a prophet who performed miracles and stood as a symbol of faithfulness to God. He is highly revered for his unwavering commitment to his beliefs and his role in confronting idolatry.

The name Elijah has become increasingly popular in recent years, reflecting its enduring appeal and its timeless association with faith and devotion. Parents may choose this name for their sons to convey qualities such as strength, righteousness, and spiritual connection. Moreover, the name Elijah can serve as a source of inspiration and reminder of the importance of remaining steadfast in one's beliefs and values.

Origin: Hebrew

Jehovah is God.


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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: 33 out of 4789

1657 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (19)
  • England (35)
  • Scotland (66)

Historical popularity of Elijah

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