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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #303 most popular

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 exotic, no lack of spirit here!

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for ideals, no higher!

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

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 "Jaihle". 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.

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


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 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elijah" ranks #48 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 197 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2000. Across the entire United States a total of 7,489 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 north 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 their career being from 1988 to present. Elijah was born in 1981 as Elijah Jordan Wood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.


Elijah Allman

Elijah Allman is a singer and guitarist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1995 to present. Elijah was born in 1976.


Past life for Elijah born Sep 24, 2002

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 Hungary approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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

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