Name Elija Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Elija


Elija is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Elija?

Elija is a variant of the biblical name Elijah, which derived from the Hebrew name ‘Eliyyahu (אֱלִיָּהוּ).

What does the name Elija mean?

Elija means “my God is Yahweh” (from Hebrew “el/אֵל” God + “yah/יָה” = referring to the Hebrew God).

Other variants

Elija can also be spelled Elija, Elijah, Elyjah, Èlijah or Eljah. Other variants are Elia, Elyah and Eliyah. An anagram for Elija is Jiale.

Nicknames for Eliah

Popular nicknames for Elija are EJ, El, Eli, Elli or Lija

Middle Names for Elija

Popular middle names for Elija are Alec, Benjamin, Brook, Caden, Caleb, Cole, Daniel, David, Dean, Finley, George, Gray, Henry, Jacob, James, Joseph, Kai, Lucas, Martin, Michael, Nathan, Noah, Robert, Theodor and William.

Famous people named Elija

  • American athlete Elija Godwin (born 1999) won the bronze medal as part of the American Mixed 4 × 400 meters relay team.
  • Jewish scholar Elija ben Loeb of Fulda (1650 - 1720) is one the most famous commentators on the previously neglected Jerusalem Talmud.

Pronunciation of Elija

Variants of the name Elija

Eliah Elijah Eliyah Eljah Elyjah Élijah

Popularity of the name Elija

The name Elija is ranked #307 overall.

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