Elijah is the English form of Hebrew Eliyahu meaning “my God is Yahweh” or “Yahweh is my God”. Elijah is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Eli

Origin: Hebrew



  • Elias (Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Dutch, Greek)
  • Ilias (Greek)
  • Helias (Biblical Latin)
  • Eliou (Biblical Greek)
  • Eljas (Finnish)
  • Eelis (Finnish)
  • Elis (Swedish, Medieval English)
  • Ilyas (Arabic)
  • 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)


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