Ilya Name Meaning & Origin

Ilya

Pronunciation: EEL-yə (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.

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Related Names:

Elijah, Ilja, Ilia, Elia, Elias

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The Russian-language form of the male Hebrew name Eliyahu (Elijah), meaning "My god is He". It is pronounced with stress on the second syllable.

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Ilja Bereznickas, a Lithuanian animator, illustrator scriptwriter and caricaturist
Ilya Ilf, Russian author of Twelve Chairs and the Golden Calf
Ilya Bryzgalov, ice hockey player
Ilya Prigogine, Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Ilya Mechnikov, Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930), Russian painter
Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer and Soviet cultural ambassador
Ilya Kovalchuk, ice hockey player
Ilya Ulyanov, father of Soviet revolutionary Vladimir Lenin
Ilya Petrovich Tchaikovsky, father of composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ilya Salkind, movie producer
Ilya Kabakov, Russian-American conceptual artist of Jewish origin

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Ilya Muromets is a famous Russian folk hero.

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