Elias: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Elias

Elias

Pronunciation: ee-LIY-əs, eh-LEE-ahs (key)

Origin of the name Elias:

A borrowing from the Greek, Elias is a cognate of the Hebrew Eliyahu, which is derived from 'ēlīyāhū (Jehovah is God). The name is a variant of Elijah, the name borne in the Bible by a prophet of Israel in the 9th century B.C.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Eli, Elijah, Ellis

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Comments and insights on the name Elias: | Edit

My sons name is Elias hes 4. A lot of people likes his name! I know a good friend name Elias too, hes very snart amd plays the drums..

Personal experiences with the name Elias: | Edit

My great-grand father was named Elias, he came over from Greece in the early 1900s. I've always thought this name would be a great way to honor my Greek heritage.

My maternal grandfather name is Elias as well as my maternal uncle, paternal uncle, maternal cousin, paternal cousin, paternal great-uncle they are Mexican of European descent.

My mom wanted to name my baby brother Elias, but, because of his father, we ended up tagging it behind "Victor" to get "Victor-Elias". My mom is still toying with the idea of just changing the name completely to "Elias" due to how much she dislikes when everyone drops the "Elias" part, and just calls my baby brother "Victor". I love the name Elias. Everyone calls my baby brother "Eli".

Nicknames for Elias: | Edit

Eli, Ellis, Lias

Meanings and history of the name Elias: | Edit

My Bible Dictionary states that Elias is not only a name, but was anciently used as a title for a "preparer" or "restorer" i.e. John the Baptist was an Elias for Christ.

Famous real-life people named Elias: | Edit

Elias was Walt Disney's middle name. Walter Elias Disney

Elias Howe - American Inventor

Elias Boudinot - American Lawyer and statesman

Elias Boudinot - Native American (Chereokee) editor

Elias Cornelius - American Congretionalist

Elias Koteas - Canadian Actor of Greek descent

Jose Elias Moreno Sr. - Mexican Actor

Jose Elias Moreno Jr. - Mexican Actor

Elias in song, story & screen: | Edit

Elias Grover, fictional character in the Kevin Smith film "Clerks II."
Mount Saint Elias is the second highest mountain in both the United States and Canada.
Sgt. Elias Grodin, fictional character played by Willem Dafoe, in the film Platoon.
Elias Thompson, Boardwalk Empire lead character, brother of Knucky.

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