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Elijah Name Meaning


How to Pronounce Elijah

Syllable : E·li·jah

Spell : [ih-lahy-juh]

Phonetic : /ɪˈlaɪ dʒə/


What does Elijah Mean?

Elijah Name Gender : Boy Names

Elijah Name Origin : The origin of the name Elijah is Biblical baby names

Meaning Of Elijah : Elijah name meaning is name (meaning `Yahweh is God`) of an Israelite prophet whose exploits are recounted in the First and Second Book of Kings. Elijah`s victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel played an important part in maintaining the Jewish monotheistic religion. This story, and the other stories in which he figures, including his conflicts with Ahab`s queen, Jezebel, and his prophecies of doom, are among the most vivid in the Bible. For some reason it has not been much used as a given name by Christians, although it was among the names used by the early Puritan settlers in New England, and recently it has also been adopted among Black Muslims. See also ELIYAHU.

In addition to these data about Elijah name meaning, Elijah name is a boy name that starts with E and letter E means that you need plenty of feedom, you are physical and passionate, you like to be social and entertain, you are highly perceptive and not easily fooled, you are original and versatile, you are capable of looking at a situation from different perspectives. You can search our database via baby name finder tool to find similar names of Elijah name. If you know more about Elijah name meaning, please send us feedback, we are looking forward your contributions. Please read all sections of the name Elijah. If you consider Elijah name is proper name for your baby, please inform us what you think about your decision. Names that sound like Elijah : Elroi Elmir Ellison Elija Elah .


Etymology Of The Name Elijah

Name of the great Old Testament prophet, from Hebrew Elijjah, literally "the Lord is God." The Greek form is Elias.


Elijah Name Definition

noun : Elijah (a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC))


Popularity Of Elijah

For U.S. births in 2015, the number of births with name Elijah is 13511, representing about 0.763624 percent of all male births in 2015. See interactive baby names map for Elijah name popularity by states.

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united states popular baby namesUnited States11
England and Wales popular baby namesEngland and Wales69
united kingdom popular baby namesScotland183
Canada popular baby namesCanada39
Australia popular baby namesAustralia31
New Zealand popular baby namesNew Zealand26
austria popular baby namesAustria427

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