Elias is the Latin and Greek form of Elijah which derives from Hebrew meaning “my God is Yahweh” or “Yahweh is my God”. Elias is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Hebrew



  • Ilias (Greek)
  • Helias (Biblical Latin)
  • Eliou (Biblical Greek)
  • Eljas (Finnish)
  • Eelis (Finnish)
  • Elis (Swedish, Medieval English)
  • Ilyas (Arabic)
  • Elijah (Hebrew, English)
  • Eliyyahu (Hebrew)
  • Eliyahu (Hebrew)
  • Ilia (Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian)
  • Ilian (Bulgarian, Romanian)
  • Ilya (Russian)
  • Ilija (Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian)
  • Iliya (Bulgarian)
  • Elia (Italian, Dutch)
  • Elian (Dutch)
  • Élie (French)
  • Éliás (Hungarian)
  • Illés (Hungarian)
  • Elías (Spanish, Icelandic)
  • Eliasz (Polish)
  • Ilie (Romanian)
  • İlyas (Turkish)


Female forms:

  • Iliana (Bulgarian, Greek)
  • Ileana (English)
  • Iliyana (Bulgarian)
  • Ilina (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Ilinka (Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian)


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