Names.org
Popularity
241k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Elijah

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: The Lord is My God
  • #303 All Time
  • #11 in 2014
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
62k Elias (English)
41k Ellis (English)

How popular is the name "Elijah" in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 100 0 100
1881 69 0 69
1882 111 0 111
1883 92 0 92
1884 85 0 85
1885 82 0 82
1886 93 0 93
1887 75 0 75
1888 88 0 88
1889 61 0 61
1890 64 0 64
1891 57 0 57
1892 85 0 85
1893 77 0 77
1894 54 0 54
1895 75 0 75
1896 87 0 87
1897 65 0 65
1898 76 0 76
1899 64 0 64
1900 86 0 86
1901 79 0 79
1902 66 0 66
1903 58 0 58
1904 60 0 60
1905 81 0 81
1906 65 0 65
1907 76 0 76
1908 64 0 64
1909 90 0 90
1910 101 0 101
1911 94 0 94
1912 142 0 142
1913 149 0 149
1914 187 0 187
1915 243 0 243
1916 232 0 232
1917 256 0 256
1918 264 0 264
1919 295 0 295
1920 277 0 277
1921 257 0 257
1922 311 0 311
1923 302 0 302
1924 261 0 261
1925 284 0 284
1926 282 7 275
1927 290 0 290
1928 255 0 255
1929 249 5 244
1930 225 0 225
1931 197 0 197
1932 234 0 234
1933 194 0 194
1934 209 0 209
1935 211 0 211
1936 220 0 220
1937 217 6 211
1938 195 0 195
1939 237 0 237
1940 201 0 201
1941 238 0 238
1942 245 0 245
1943 220 0 220
1944 228 0 228
1945 236 0 236
1946 222 0 222
1947 296 0 296
1948 248 5 243
1949 268 0 268
1950 283 0 283
1951 221 0 221
1952 263 0 263
1953 247 0 247
1954 255 0 255
1955 235 0 235
1956 195 0 195
1957 223 0 223
1958 206 0 206
1959 184 0 184
1960 181 0 181
1961 193 0 193
1962 178 0 178
1963 152 0 152
1964 160 0 160
1965 123 0 123
1966 140 0 140
1967 135 0 135
1968 121 0 121
1969 145 0 145
1970 184 0 184
1971 195 0 195
1972 211 0 211
1973 213 0 213
1974 287 0 287
1975 263 0 263
1976 310 9 301
1977 508 5 503
1978 553 6 547
1979 704 7 697
1980 759 5 754
1981 757 7 750
1982 747 9 738
1983 681 10 671
1984 633 5 628
1985 688 8 680
1986 729 11 718
1987 756 9 747
1988 892 8 884
1989 1,004 13 991
1990 1,147 11 1,136
1991 1,362 16 1,346
1992 1,539 21 1,518
1993 1,893 13 1,880
1994 2,642 22 2,620
1995 4,013 35 3,978 #93 boy name
1996 4,850 36 4,814 #81 boy name
1997 5,117 32 5,085 #74 boy name
1998 5,711 50 5,661 #66 boy name
1999 6,630 36 6,594 #60 boy name
2000 7,489 25 7,464 #52 boy name
2001 8,376 42 8,334 #45 boy name
2002 10,088 39 10,049 #41 boy name
2003 10,704 46 10,658 #37 boy name
2004 11,777 77 11,700 #31 boy name
2005 11,636 39 11,597 #31 boy name
2006 12,074 38 12,036 #29 boy name
2007 12,432 40 12,392 #30 boy name
2008 13,252 44 13,208 #22 boy name
2009 12,839 37 12,802 #21 boy name
2010 13,915 48 13,867 #18 boy name
2011 13,966 33 13,933 #13 boy name
2012 13,838 27 13,811 #13 boy name
2013 13,750 33 13,717 #11 boy name
2014 13,728 34 13,694 #11 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Elijah? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 241,239 babies born with the name Elijah in the United States. That's more than enough Elijahs to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 100 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Elijah" was in 2011 with a total of 13,933 babies. (That's a lot of baby Elijahs)

According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elijah" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 390 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2005. Across the entire United States a total of 11,636 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Elijah popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Elijah in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Elijah

The name "Elijah" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "The Lord is My God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood is an actor and film producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Elijah was born in 1981 as Elijah Jordan Wood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

Popularity:

Elijah Allman

Elijah Allman is a singer and guitarist specializing in rock, industrial metal, and nu metal music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1995 to present. Elijah was born in 1976.

Popularity:

Alternative Meanings

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for little, the little things you do.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

J is for joy, that you always bring.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

Your name in reverse order is "Hajile". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iaehlj". 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 Elijah born Jan 5, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greece approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Elijah

Name poster for Elijah(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Popular Baby Names And Their Meanings - A name is that unique word that identifies you as the person you are. Do you know the top baby names and their meaning?

Names Searched Right Now

1.5m George
< 1k Rism
488k Albert
< 1k Srimathi
< 1k Liha
< 1k Shinder
< 1k Mosima
< 1k Prakash
< 1k Andronica
381k Bruce
< 1k Kulzum
< 1k Bethwyn
29k Louie
< 1k Alferius
246k Isaac
< 1k Abhi
< 1k Chele
< 1k Oneza
4k Harlie
< 1k Karrueche