Elijah Name Meaning & Origin

Elijah

Pronunciation: ee-LIY-zhə (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Alijah, Elias

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Comments and insights on the name Elijah: | Edit

The name Elijah is #6 on the list of top 100 cool baby boy names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz.

I love the name Elijah, I think it works nicely with a short middle name; my son is called Elijah Kol Mason (Kol like Coal)

My nephews name is Elijah and it suits him perfectly

Personal experiences with the name Elijah: | Edit

My son's name is Elijah and it fits him perfectly. Elijah is a shy, creative, smart little boy.

My nephews name is Elijah. We usually call him Eli or E. He seems to like his name. I think it's cute and catchy. I would recommend it.

My husband's name is Elija. That spelling is not as common. No one can pronounce it right, even though it is a common Biblical name.

If the parents had put an "h" on the end of it, people would know how to pronounce it.

I love it but I'm going to spell it diffrent ( Elisjah) omg I just love how it sounds

My baby son was born in December 2009 and we named him Elijah.

In my son's preschool are 2 boys named Elijah (one goes by Eli), a girl named Elisha, and another named Eliza. They all answer to each others' name and it can get very confusing!

Elisha is not a girl's name. Elisha in the Bible was Elijah's assistant, and he was a male!

I knew a guy in college named Elijah. They all called him Lijie.

One of the moms in my birthing class named her daughter Elijah Grayce. Ugh. Elijah is one of the most masculine names to me. Eliza fits for a little girl.

My son's name is Elijah Dean. It fits him perfectly.

In sixth grade, I was friends with a little Taiwanese boy named Elijah Pence. He loves to run around and say, "I like turtles!" It was so true.

Nicknames for Elijah: | Edit

Eli, Lije, Ijah, Lijah, Lisha, Jay, Eli-Eli-Oh (from Old McDonald Had a Farm)

Meanings and history of the name Elijah: | Edit

the slavic form of Elijah is "ilija"

Famous real-life people named Elijah: | Edit

Elijah Wood, American actor
Elijah Kelly, American actor and singer

Elijah in song, story & screen: | Edit

The prophet Elijah is noted in Jewish custom, notably at Passover, where a seat is reserved for him at the table.
Elijah Baley is an important character in the Robot novels of Isaac Asimov.
"Go Like Elijah" is a song by the American rock-pop-jazz songwriter Chi Coltrane.
Robin Mark created a praise song entitled "Days of Elijah."
Elijah Mikaelson, an Original vampire, in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals
Elijah Goldsworthy, a character on Canadian television series "Degrassi".

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