Elias Name Meaning & Origin


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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Elias is classic, handsome, masculine name for a baby boy.

Alise, Elias, Elisa, Leisa and Selia are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Elias

A great friend of mine's name is Elias. Before meeting him, I never knew anyone else with this name. In fact -- I'd never heard it before! He's a really nice guy, with a really sweet personality. I love him a lot. He's also dating one of my best friends! They're going to have a baby soon. :) :') I just really love my friend Elias. He's a really great guy, I can't stress it enough. Ten million thumbs up to this great name! =)

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".

I met a French guy named Elias. He was always a nice person.

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Meanings and history of the name Elias

Meanings of the name "Elias".

Jehovah is God.

Jehovah is God.

My God is Jehovah.

God the Lord; the strong Lord.

Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, meaning Jehovah is God.

Famous real-life people named Elias

Elias Kane, American politician
Elias James Corey, American chemist
Elias Goldberg, American painter
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney, American founder of Disney
Elias Abdulmajid, brother of supermodel Iman
Elias Lindholm, Swedish hockey player
Elias of Armenia, Armenian religious leader
Elias Alves da Silva, Brazilian football player
Elias ibn Mudar, Arab chieftain, ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad
Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Danish musician of band Iceage
Elias Boudinot, American politician
Elias Breeskin, Russian violinist
Elias James Corey, American chemist
Elias Dayton, American soldier and politician
Elias Disney, Canadian businessman, father of Walt Disney
Elias Gottlob Haussmann, German painter
Elias Holl, German architect
Elias Howe, American inventor of the sewing machine
Elias Koteas, Greek-Canadian actor
Elias Toufexis, Greek-Canadian actor
Elias Wright, American Union brevet brigadier general during the Civil War era
Elias Balthasar Becker (b. 1999), son of tennis player and model Boris and Barbara Becker
Elias D'Onofrio (b. 2000), son of actor Vincent D'Onofrio
Elias Bublé (b. 2016), son of singer Michael Bublé
Exton Elias Downey, son of actor Robert Downey Jr
Elias Lindholm, professional ice hockey player (Carolina Hurricanes)

Elias in song, story & screen

Elias Malmgren, a central character in Sara B Elfgren & Mats Strandberg's "Cirkeln" trilogy
Elias Acorn, character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series
Elias Bogan, character in Marvel Comics
Elias Grover, character in the 2006 film "Clerks II"
Sergeant Elias Grodin, character in 1986 film "Platoon"
Elias, fictional character in Panel de Pon
Elias Ryker, character in Richard K. Morgan's novel, Altered Carbon
Elias "Eli" Thompson, character on TV's "Boardwalk Empire"
Elias Walker, character in the 2013 video game "Call of Duty: Ghosts"
Elias Ainsworth, character in anime and manga "The Ancient Magus' Bride"
Dr. Elias Huer, character from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979)
Carl G. Elias, known as Elias, crime boss on TV's "Person of Interest"
Elias Goldstein, character in video game "Shall We Date?"
Elias Story, pseudonym of Isolt Sayre in J.K. Rowling's "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry"
Elias Veturius, main character in the book series "An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir
Elias Bakkoush, character in Norwegian TV show "Skam"
Elias, a character from the young adult books, "The Dead-Tossed Waves" and "The Dark and Hollow Places" by Carrie Ryan
Elias, a character from Jose Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere"
Elias, character in the novel Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
Elias Bouchard from the podcast, “The Magnus Archives”

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