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Elijah

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: The Lord is My God
  • #303 All Time
  • #11 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Elijah" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801000100
188169069
18821110111
188392092
188485085
188582082
188693093
188775075
188888088
188961061
189064064
189157057
189285085
189377077
189454054
189575075
189687087
189765065
189876076
189964064
190086086
190179079
190266066
190358058
190460060
190581081
190665065
190776076
190864064
190990090
19101010101
191194094
19121420142
19131490149
19141870187
19152430243
19162320232
19172560256
19182640264
19192950295
19202770277
19212570257
19223110311
19233020302
19242610261
19252840284
19262827275
19272900290
19282550255
19292495244
19302250225
19311970197
19322340234
19331940194
19342090209
19352110211
19362200220
19372176211
19381950195
19392370237
19402010201
19412380238
19422450245
19432200220
19442280228
19452360236
19462220222
19472960296
19482485243
19492680268
19502830283
19512210221
19522630263
19532470247
19542550255
19552350235
19561950195
19572230223
19582060206
19591840184
19601810181
19611930193
19621780178
19631520152
19641600160
19651230123
19661400140
19671350135
19681210121
19691450145
19701840184
19711950195
19722110211
19732130213
19742870287
19752630263
19763109301
19775085503
19785536547
19797047697
19807595754
19817577750
19827479738
198368110671
19846335628
19856888680
198672911718
19877569747
19888928884
19891,00413991
19901,147111,136
19911,362161,346
19921,539211,518
19931,893131,880
19942,642222,620
19954,013353,978#93 boy name
19964,850364,814#81 boy name
19975,117325,085#74 boy name
19985,711505,661#66 boy name
19996,630366,594#60 boy name
20007,489257,464#52 boy name
20018,376428,334#45 boy name
200210,0883910,049#41 boy name
200310,7044610,658#37 boy name
200411,7777711,700#31 boy name
200511,6363911,597#31 boy name
200612,0743812,036#29 boy name
200712,4324012,392#30 boy name
200813,2524413,208#22 boy name
200912,8393712,802#21 boy name
201013,9154813,867#18 boy name
201113,9663313,933#13 boy name
201213,8382713,811#13 boy name
201313,7503313,717#11 boy name
201413,7283413,694#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 first appeared 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 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elijah" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 91 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2003. Across the entire United States a total of 10,704 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Elijah" mean?

Elijah (Hebrew): The Lord is My God

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

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for luster, your shine.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

A is for activities, for you have many.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

Your name in reverse order is "Hajile". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Heiajl". 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.

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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Elijah

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.

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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.

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Past life for Elijah born Sep 18, 1961

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 Northern China approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Elijah

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