How to pronounce Elijah e-li-jah What does my name mean? Meaning of Elijah: My God Is YAHWEH, Illustrious Pledge, Trusted, Shining Pledge, Bright Promise, Bright Oath, English form of Elias (meaning My God is Yahweh).
Origin and Meaning
Baby name Elijah is originated from the Hebrew name Eliyyahu meaning "my God is the lord" which in turn is composed of elements el and yah both referring to the Hebrew God. The name was born in the Biblical Books of Kings as well as in the Quran by the Hebrew prophet who was a miracle worker in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of Ahab. There was a believe that at the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. The name was also born in the New Testament by Elijah who along with Moses appeared next to Jesus when he is transfigured.
Elijah was ranked 11 in 2015 boys names list in US and remain unchanged from its previous ranking in 2014. Elijah was ranked 943 in 2015 list of US girls name and dropped by 2.06% from its previous ranking of 924 in 2014.
Full form of Elijah : Excitable Lonely Insightful Joyful Articulate Honorable
Elijah is a very very popular first name for a boy in England & Wales which is popular since 2005 and ranked 53 in 2014. Around 7001 people wear Elijah as their first name. Elijah is a rare first name for a girl in England & Wales which is a rare name since 2006 and ranked 53 in 2014. Only 7001 people have Elijah as their first name. Elijah is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.
Elijah is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular since 1922 and ranked 11 (0.341016% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 254942 people wear Elijah as their first name. Elijah is a rare first name for a girl in United States which is a rare name since 1926 and ranked 11 (0.341016% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 254942 people have Elijah as their first name. Elijah is not a native United States and Elijah may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.071316% of people in US have this given name.Complete history of Elijah
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Expression number of Elijah is 9.
Elijah are idealistic who embrace the principles of compassion and forgiveness. Elijah are visionary who is wiling to make a better world and have the ability to influence masses. Elijah are also creative and imaginative that gives them an artistic talent.
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