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Elijah

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

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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 283 0 283
1926 283 7 276
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 282 0 282
1951 222 0 222
1952 263 0 263
1953 248 0 248
1954 254 0 254
1955 235 0 235
1956 195 0 195
1957 222 0 222
1958 206 0 206
1959 185 0 185
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 122 0 122
1969 144 0 144
1970 184 0 184
1971 195 0 195
1972 210 0 210
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 680 10 670
1984 633 5 628
1985 689 8 681
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 10,089 39 10,050 #41 boy name
2003 10,704 46 10,658 #37 boy name
2004 11,778 77 11,701 #31 boy name
2005 11,643 39 11,604 #31 boy name
2006 12,076 38 12,038 #29 boy name
2007 12,438 40 12,398 #30 boy name
2008 13,261 44 13,217 #22 boy name
2009 12,845 37 12,808 #21 boy name
2010 13,923 48 13,875 #18 boy name
2011 13,975 33 13,942 #13 boy name
2012 13,861 28 13,833 #13 boy name
2013 13,776 33 13,743 #11 boy name
2014 13,797 34 13,763 #11 boy name
2015 13,537 26 13,511 #11 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Elijah baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 254,942 babies born with the name Elijah in the United States. That's more than enough Elijahs to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (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 13,942 babies. (That's a lot of baby Elijahs)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elijah" ranks #3 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 284 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 13,797 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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.

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.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Elijah

Elijah Blake
Elijah Connor
Elijah Cummings
Elijah Muhammad
Elijah Blue Allman
Elijah Ealy
Elijah List
Elijah Johnson Mindless Behavior

Alternative Meanings

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

J is for joy, that you always bring.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Your name in reverse order is "Hajile". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lajhei". 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 Apr 5, 1924

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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 Central England approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

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.

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