Elia

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. English essayist (1775-1834)

Notable Persons Named Elia

Elia Kazan was a director, actor, producer, screenwriter, and novelist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 1976. Elia was given the name Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7th, 1909 in Constantinople. He died on September 28th, 2003.

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Elia Suleiman is a director and actor. His ongoing career started in 1990. Elia was born on July 28th, 1960 in Nazareth.

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Elia was born on February 7th, 1989 in Isola della Scala, Italy.

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Elia Soriano is a soccer player for the Stuttgarter Kickers, SV Darmstadt 98, VfR Aalen, Eintracht Frankfurt II, and Karlsruher SC. Elia was born on June 26th, 1989 in Darmstadt.

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Elia was born in 1937.

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Elia was born in Mexico City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elia

Eljero Elia is a soccer player for the Feyenoord, ADO Den Haag, AFC Ajax, FC Twente, Hamburger SV, Juventus F.C., SV Werder Bremen, Southampton F.C., Netherlands national under-21 football team, and Netherlands national football team. Eljero was born on February 13th, 1987 in Voorburg, Netherlands. Eljero is also known as Elia and Eljero George Rinaldo.

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Jaun Elia was a ghazal and poetry urdu poetry, scholarly method, and philosopher. Jaun was born on December 14th, 1931 in Amroha. They breathed their last breath on November 8th, 2002.

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Lee Elia is a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves. Lee was born on July 16th, 1937 in Philadelphia.

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Sapphire Elia is an actress. Sapphire was born on April 15th, 1987 in London.

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Silvia Farina Elia is a tennis player. Silvia was born on April 27th, 1972 in Milan, Italy.

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Leopoldo Elia was a prime minister. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 1994. Leopoldo was born on November 4th, 1925 in Fano. He left this life on October 5th, 2008.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 5 0
1887 7 7 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 7 7 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 7 7 0
1892 6 6 0
1893 6 6 0
1895 8 8 0
1896 10 10 0
1897 12 12 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 10 10 0
1902 12 12 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 7 7 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 10 10 0
1910 14 14 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 9 9 0
1913 11 11 0
1914 11 11 0
1915 33 28 5
1916 19 19 0
1917 27 27 0
1918 24 24 0
1919 29 23 6
1920 45 35 10
1921 28 28 0
1922 33 27 6
1923 40 34 6
1924 38 31 7
1925 46 41 5
1926 40 31 9
1927 42 33 9
1928 35 35 0
1929 41 41 0
1930 48 40 8
1931 31 31 0
1932 43 43 0
1933 45 39 6
1934 44 44 0
1935 50 44 6
1936 38 32 6
1937 41 41 0
1938 41 35 6
1939 39 34 5
1940 30 30 0
1941 41 41 0
1942 44 44 0
1943 36 31 5
1944 44 44 0
1945 49 43 6
1946 46 46 0
1947 60 53 7
1948 45 40 5
1949 55 49 6
1950 63 63 0
1951 50 50 0
1952 52 52 0
1953 56 56 0
1954 64 64 0
1955 78 72 6
1956 60 54 6
1957 51 51 0
1958 70 59 11
1959 66 56 10
1960 56 51 5
1961 59 59 0
1962 57 48 9
1963 51 45 6
1964 45 39 6
1965 40 40 0
1966 57 52 5
1967 39 39 0
1968 52 46 6
1969 65 55 10
1970 54 46 8
1971 49 40 9
1972 40 40 0
1973 58 49 9
1974 69 57 12
1975 80 69 11
1976 69 55 14
1977 69 56 13
1978 65 53 12
1979 76 63 13
1980 70 56 14
1981 79 66 13
1982 80 58 22
1983 56 45 11
1984 75 61 14
1985 69 57 12
1986 62 54 8
1987 67 60 7
1988 67 56 11
1989 69 59 10
1990 109 93 16
1991 87 82 5
1992 73 64 9
1993 96 80 16
1994 85 73 12
1995 85 74 11
1996 90 77 13
1997 83 72 11
1998 74 63 11
1999 74 66 8
2000 86 73 13
2001 101 81 20
2002 101 84 17
2003 128 112 16
2004 118 102 16
2005 119 107 12
2006 114 95 19
2007 193 176 17
2008 150 135 15
2009 170 159 11
2010 159 147 12
2011 198 181 17
2012 154 138 16
2013 170 154 16
2014 199 176 23
2015 218 200 18
2016 215 195 20
2017 255 232 23

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elia U.S.
  White 87.20% 64.26%
  African American 2.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elia

People with the last name Elia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elia

  • How Popular is the name Elia? Elia is the 2,910th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elia was the 9,397th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,759 babies born with the first name Elia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elia to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elia is Monday, March 2nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Elia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elia was in 2017 with a total of 232 babies.
  • Random Elia Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elia is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Elia: Your name in reverse order is Aile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iela. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,460 people with the last name Elia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elia? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Elia as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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