Elis Name Meaning & Origin

Elis

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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.

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A rare, old-fashioned (and currently upward-trending) Swedish variant of Elias. Pronounced EH-lis (with a long "eh" sound on the first syllable). Finnish spelling variant is Eelis.

Personal experiences with the name Elis

This is my cousin's name... Though this particular cousin is a female and the way her name is pronounced is eh-lease, like Elyse. I'd take into consideration where you live when you name your child this, most people where I live pronounce it this way (eh-lease) and not eh-lis.

I have a female cousin named this, and I know two boys named Elis too. All three pronounce it the same way, Eh-liss. I like the name a lot, and prefer it on a boy.

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Welsh name pronounced Air-liss, or Eh-liss.

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