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Elihu

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: He is my god
  • #9821 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Elihu in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 11 0 11
1883 5 0 5
1888 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1900 7 0 7
1911 7 0 7
1912 14 0 14
1913 11 0 11
1914 20 0 20
1915 22 0 22
1916 20 0 20
1917 19 0 19
1918 21 0 21
1919 20 0 20
1920 15 0 15
1921 20 0 20
1922 18 0 18
1923 7 0 7
1924 19 0 19
1925 15 0 15
1926 21 0 21
1927 21 0 21
1928 27 0 27
1929 15 0 15
1930 11 0 11
1931 13 0 13
1932 10 0 10
1933 12 0 12
1934 8 0 8
1935 5 0 5
1936 7 0 7
1937 9 0 9
1938 8 0 8
1939 9 0 9
1940 10 0 10
1941 11 0 11
1942 7 0 7
1943 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1946 8 0 8
1947 8 0 8
1948 10 0 10
1949 7 0 7
1950 7 0 7
1951 6 0 6
1952 6 0 6
1953 12 0 12
1954 7 0 7
1955 7 0 7
1956 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1961 8 0 8
1962 5 0 5
1963 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1970 6 0 6
1974 11 0 11
1976 5 0 5
1977 11 0 11
1979 8 0 8
1981 7 0 7
1983 10 0 10
1984 7 0 7
1985 5 0 5
1986 12 0 12
1987 5 0 5
1989 11 0 11
1990 14 0 14
1991 13 0 13
1992 6 0 6
1993 9 0 9
1994 9 0 9
1995 9 0 9
1996 16 0 16
1997 8 0 8
1998 11 0 11
1999 6 0 6
2000 11 0 11
2001 18 0 18
2002 8 0 8
2003 16 0 16
2004 15 0 15
2005 17 0 17
2006 18 0 18
2007 14 0 14
2008 19 0 19
2009 22 0 22
2010 16 0 16
2011 13 0 13
2012 8 0 8
2013 14 0 14
2014 15 0 15
2015 16 0 16

Want to know about the popularity of the Elihu baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,065 babies born with the name Elihu in the United States. That's more than enough Elihus to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Elihu" was in 1928 with a total of 27 babies.

According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elihu" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1915. Across the entire United States a total of only 22 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Elihu" mean? The list below shows the origins of Elihu as well as things modernly associated with the name Elihu such as celebrities named Elihu.

Origin and Meaning of Elihu

The name "Elihu" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "He is my god". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Inspirations for the Name Elihu

Elihu Inselbuch
Elihu Lauterpacht
Elihu Pronunciation
Elihu Vedder
Elihu Washburne
Elihu Yale
Elihu Vedder Library Of Congress
Elihu Root
Elihu Rose

Alternative Meanings

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for lucky, who is more?

I is for intense, your zest of living.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

Your name in reverse order is "Uhile". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ilheu". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Elihu born Nov 16, 1985

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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