Ilyas - boys name

Ilyas name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Ilyas name meaning:

The name Ilyas is of Arabic origin and holds significant meaning. It is a variant of the name Elias, which is derived from the Hebrew name "Eliyahu," meaning "Yahweh is my God." In Islamic tradition, Ilyas is the Arabic form of the biblical prophet Elijah, who is highly revered and respected. The name Ilyas carries a strong religious connotation and is often given to boys in Muslim families to honor this prophet.

Those named Ilyas are believed to possess qualities associated with Prophet Elijah, such as strength, determination, and righteousness. They are thought to be blessed with strong faith and a deep connection to spirituality. People named Ilyas often strive to live a life guided by religious principles and are known for their devotion and piety.

In summary, the name Ilyas is derived from the Arabic version of the biblical prophet Elijah. It signifies a strong connection to God, and those named Ilyas are expected to embody the qualities associated with this revered figure, such as righteousness and faith.

Origin: Arabic

The Biblical Elijah is the English language equivalent.

Related names

Ilyas , Elyas , Ilyaas

Other boys names beginning with I


Overall UK ranking: 310 out of 4789

151 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Ilyas

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