Origin : Hebrew

Yahweh is God

The name Elijah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Yahweh is God". Elijah -- the name of the Old Testament prophet who went to heaven in a chariot of fire -- has become a fashionable biblical choice. The name is rising in popularity and is near the top of the charts, and if it heats up any more, it could challenge Noah for the Number 1 spot. After long neglect, Elijah was suddenly rejuvenated when Cher and Greg Allman bestowed it on their son Elijah Blue in 1976, and got another shot of youth serum via young actor Elijah Wood. Among other celebrities who have chosen Elijah for their boys are Donnie Wahlberg, James Spader, Tracy Nelson, Wynonna Judd and Bono (who followed it with middle names Bob Patricus Guggi G.). Elijah figures in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions. There are numerous songs containing the name, and Elijah also figures in many books--including Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit-- and in films.

Popularity of name Elijah over time

There are 295601 people in the U.S. with the first name Elijah, this name was mostly popular in 2011 with popularity 13967 .

Elijah is used for both genders.

99.62 percent of people with the first name Elijah are man

0.38 percent of people with the first name Elijah are woman

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Most Famous People Named Elijah

character in Frank Peretti's "Veritas Project"
character in "Unbreakable"
American pro wrestler
Character on TV's 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals'
character in the Netflix series "Trollhunters"
U.S. Congressman from Maryland
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Canadian-American inventor
American journalist and abolitionist
American leader of the Nation of Islam
American actor and singer
of the sons of Harim (Ezra 10:21)
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
" spiritual song
" song by Matthew and the Atlas
American YouTube singer of duo Kinlee and Elijah
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
American actor

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Names Created Using the Letters in Elijah