Elija name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew and English
Usage: German, English and Yiddish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Elija e-li-ja
Meaning: My God is Yahweh
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What does Elija mean?

Of Hebrew and English origin, Famed and Enduring Elija is substantially used in Yiddish, German and English and is bestowed upon baby boys, Elija means "My God is Yahweh". Also Elija is German equivalent of Elijah.

Also Elija is Yiddish equivalent of Ellis.

How do I pronounce Elija?

You can pronounce the three syllabled name Elija as e-li-ja.

Variants of Elija

Eliyahu, Elias, Elijah, Ellis, Ilias, Helge, Alias, Elia, Ellice, Eelis, Eliot, Elian, Elijahjames, Elisa, Elis, Alice, Eli

How popular is the name Elija?

Elija is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1889 and was able to reach the top 1000 names. In 1889, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 974 on boy names chart when 56 babies were named Elija.

There are over 1021 babies that have been given the name Elija in United States. In England and Wales, Elija is a unique name where it has been in use since 2008 and has secured the place in top 2000 names.

Recently in 2016, it ranked 1172nd when 29 girls were named Elija. Over 161 people have been named Elija in England and Wales. Also, in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 400 names.

Recently in 2017, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 337 on boy names chart when 26 babies were named Elija. Over 261 babies in Switzerland have been named Elija.

Elija is an uncommon baby name in Ireland still in use today.

Elija is a common name in Kenya, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Nepal while somewhat familiar name in Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Indonesia, Ghana, Uganda and Papua New Guinea. As per our estimate, over 10000 people has been named Elija globally.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Elija in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Elija

You have no problem standing up for what's right, no matter if it concerns you, someone you know or someone you've just met. You believe in yourself, something we don't see much in people today. When it comes to giving an honest advice, you can be hard. The capstone of your name reveals your true personality, your skills, and unique abilities. You lack motivation and courage to take an action. So what if you fail?

Parents who liked Elija, loved these names

  •  Eitan - Used majorly in Finnish, Swedish and Danish, Eitan is used as a boy name is of Hebrew origin. Eitan is Latin cognate of אֵיתָן, a Hebrew Name Meaning Firmness Or Long-Lived
  •  Marieken - Meaning of Marieken is Wished-for Child, Star of the Sea and Myrrh and Ocean is used largely in Frisian, German and Low German which of Hebrew origin. Marieken is abridged form of Marie.
  •  Janetta - Meaning of Janetta is God has been Gracious or God is Gracious is used dominantly in Finnish, French and Icelandic bestowed upon girls has origin in Hebrew
  •  Michèe - Meaning of Michèe is Who is Like God came from Hebrew
  •  Eveline - The commonly accepted and ever lasting girl name Eveline means "Life Giver, Light or Hazelnut". It is rooted from Hebrew and Old French is particulary used in Swedish, Finnish and English

Sibling Names for Elija

Are you looking for the perfect sibling name to go with your baby named Elija? Look no further! We have compiled a list of beautiful and unique names that will complement Elija perfectly. Whether you want something classic, modern or trendy, we've got you covered. Check out our list below and find the perfect name for your growing family.

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Famous people named Elija

  • Elijah DeJesus in Pearl as Actress
  • Elijah Wood in Quarterfinals Week 1 as
  • Elijah T. Kelly in Blame as Actor
  • Elijah Oliver in Selma as Actor
  • Elijah Nash in Quest as Actor
  • Elijah Burke in Pope: Against All Odds as
  • Elijah Cook in The Source Awards as Actor
  • Elijah Kelly in Like a Virgin as
  • Elijah Grissom in Against the Grain as Actor

  • Biblical Boy Names
  • Boy names beginning with E
  • American Boy Names
  • English Boy Names
  • Hebrew Boy Names
  • German Boy Names
  • Yiddish Boy Names
  • Boy names that starts with Eli
  • Baby Names that mean God
  • Baby Names that mean Yahweh


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
  5. Office fédéral de la statistique, https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/fr/home/statistiques/population/naissances-deces/prenoms-nouveaux-nes.html
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