Elias Name Meaning & Origin

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.

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Eli, Elijah, Ellis

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Meanings and history of the name Elias

Hebrew:
Jehovah is God.

American:
Jehovah is God.

Spanish:
My God is Jehovah.

Biblical:
God the Lord; the strong Lord.

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

Famous real-life people named Elias

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 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 Howe, American inventor of the sewing machine
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 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 Ryker, character in the novel, "Altered Carbon"
Elias "Eli" Thompson, character on TV's "Boardwalk Empire"
Elias Walker, character in the 2013 video game "Call of Duty: Ghosts"
Carl G. Elias, known as Elias, crime boss on TV's "Person of Interest"
Elias Story, pseudonym of Isolt Sayre in J.K. Rowling's "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry"

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