Elia Name Meaning & Origin

Elia

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Origin of the name Elijah:

Derived from the Hebrew 'ēlīyāhū (Jehovah is God). The name was borne by a 9th century B.C. prophet who, after many years of service, was taken up into heaven in a chariot of fire.

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Italian Pronunciation: Ayh-LEE-Ah.

Eila and Elia are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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An Italian and Dutch form of Elias/Elijah

"Elia" is the Italian form of Hebrew 'Eliyah,' known to mean, "The Lord Is My God." 

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Filmmaker Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazancoglu)

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