• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: My God Is Yahweh

What is the meaning of the name Elijah?

The name Elijah is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means My God Is Yahweh.

Yahweh is the name of the God of the Israelites in the Hebrew Bible. In the Quran and according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elijah is a prophet.

In the Bible, Elijah was a prophet who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the 9th century BCE. He is known for his miracles and his confrontation with the prophets of the god Baal on Mount Carmel. The story of Elijah has made the name popular among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Five famous people named Elijah include:

Elijah Wood - an American actor known for his roles in movies such as "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
Elijah Muhammad - an American religious leader who led the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975.
Elijah McCoy - an African-American inventor and engineer who was known for his contributions to the development of automatic lubrication systems.
Elijah Cummings - an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1996 until his death in 2019.
Elijah Blake - an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who has written songs for many popular artists, including Rihanna, Usher, and Justin Bieber.

Five fictional characters named Elijah include:

Elijah Mikaelson - a character from the TV show "The Vampire Diaries" and its spin-off "The Originals."
Elijah Snow - a character from the comic book series "Planetary" by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday.
Elijah Price - a character from the movie "Unbreakable" directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Elijah Kamski - a character from the video game "Detroit: Become Human."
Elijah Bailey - a character from the science fiction novel "The Caves of Steel" by Isaac Asimov.

People who like the name Elijah also like:

Caleb, Isaac, Gabriel, Benjamin, Ethan, Isaiah, Liam, Sophia, Isabella, Abigail, Amelia, Olivia, Charlotte, Ava

Names like Elijah:

Elske, Elysia, Eljah, Elias, Elise, Elke, Elsie, Elisha, Eloise, Ellis, Eliseo, Elisa, Elkie, Eilika, Elissa, Elisae, Elsa, Eligius, Eligia, Elyse, Eliza, Elish, Eilis, Elsu, Eligio, Elese, Elaxi, Elki, Elyes

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Elijah Jude Kushner - son of Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner , born 2023
Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg - son of Donnie Wahlberg and Kimberly Fey , born 2001
Elijah Bob Patricus Guggi Q Hewson - son of Bono Vox (Paul Hewson) and Alison , born 1999
Elijah Blue Sarkisian Allman - son of Cher and Gregg Allman , born 1976
Riley Elijah Craddock - son of Brian Craddock and Holli Craddock , born 2009
Morocco Elijah Tyson - son of Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer Tyson , born 2011

Stats for the Name Elijah

checkmark Elijah is currently #10 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Elijah is currently #5 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Elijah:

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1. Potential for confusion or mispronunciation due to its similarity to other names like Elias or Eli.
2. Commonness of the name may result in multiple children with the same name in a classroom or social circle.
3. Some may associate the name with specific cultural or religious connotations, which could lead to assumptions or stereotypes.
4. The popularity of the name might make it less unique or distinctive for the child as they grow up.
5. The potential for teasing or nicknames based on variations of the name, such as "Eli" or "Lijah."