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Elias

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 65 0 65
1881 41 0 41
1882 57 0 57
1883 44 0 44
1884 48 0 48
1885 60 0 60
1886 41 0 41
1887 34 0 34
1888 24 0 24
1889 36 0 36
1890 36 0 36
1891 24 0 24
1892 38 0 38
1893 35 0 35
1894 36 0 36
1895 29 0 29
1896 28 0 28
1897 24 0 24
1898 32 0 32
1899 20 0 20
1900 23 0 23
1901 17 0 17
1902 21 0 21
1903 20 0 20
1904 26 0 26
1905 29 0 29
1906 18 0 18
1907 32 0 32
1908 40 0 40
1909 28 0 28
1910 34 0 34
1911 45 0 45
1912 97 0 97
1913 117 0 117
1914 111 0 111
1915 114 0 114
1916 162 0 162
1917 154 0 154
1918 142 0 142
1919 168 0 168
1920 168 0 168
1921 150 0 150
1922 162 0 162
1923 162 0 162
1924 180 0 180
1925 193 0 193
1926 207 0 207
1927 185 0 185
1928 181 0 181
1929 178 0 178
1930 177 5 172
1931 149 0 149
1932 145 0 145
1933 146 5 141
1934 128 0 128
1935 130 0 130
1936 116 0 116
1937 112 0 112
1938 124 0 124
1939 138 0 138
1940 103 0 103
1941 138 0 138
1942 111 0 111
1943 108 0 108
1944 118 0 118
1945 131 0 131
1946 101 0 101
1947 140 0 140
1948 133 0 133
1949 145 0 145
1950 163 0 163
1951 157 0 157
1952 164 0 164
1953 160 0 160
1954 163 0 163
1955 148 0 148
1956 149 5 144
1957 142 0 142
1958 153 0 153
1959 154 0 154
1960 170 0 170
1961 191 0 191
1962 175 0 175
1963 186 0 186
1964 182 0 182
1965 170 0 170
1966 169 0 169
1967 161 0 161
1968 165 0 165
1969 201 0 201
1970 227 0 227
1971 223 0 223
1972 253 0 253
1973 232 0 232
1974 312 0 312
1975 311 5 306
1976 317 6 311
1977 371 5 366
1978 364 8 356
1979 374 0 374
1980 385 0 385
1981 395 0 395
1982 406 0 406
1983 390 0 390
1984 349 0 349
1985 428 0 428
1986 421 0 421
1987 520 7 513
1988 553 6 547
1989 648 5 643
1990 665 0 665
1991 707 0 707
1992 697 0 697
1993 775 5 770
1994 812 0 812
1995 894 5 889
1996 925 7 918
1997 1,042 8 1,034
1998 1,140 0 1,140
1999 1,228 9 1,219
2000 1,408 5 1,403
2001 1,526 8 1,518
2002 1,574 0 1,574
2003 1,718 7 1,711
2004 1,765 6 1,759
2005 2,121 5 2,116
2006 2,160 0 2,160
2007 2,365 5 2,360
2008 2,529 7 2,522
2009 2,482 0 2,482
2010 2,833 9 2,824
2011 2,985 0 2,985
2012 3,225 6 3,219
2013 3,490 0 3,490
2014 3,771 5 3,766
2015 4,072 10 4,062 #100 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Elias

  • How many people with the first name Elias have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,220 babies born with the first name Elias in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elias to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elias? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 65 new born babies.
  • When was Elias first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elias is Thursday, November 15th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Elias born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elias was in 2015 with a total of 4,062 babies. That's a lot of babies named Elias!
  • Random Elias Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elias ranks 90th in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 14 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Elias: Your name in reverse order is Saile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ieasl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elias? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,696 people with the last name Elias.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elias? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Elias as their last name.
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Common last names for Elias

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  • Smith
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  • Gonzales
  • Perez
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Ramirez
  • Torres
  • Diaz
  • Cohen
  • Flores

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elias U.S.
  White 41.59% 64.26%
  African American 4.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 50.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elias

People with the last name Elias are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Elias

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

The New Testament form of Elijah, a Hebrew prophet, from Ancient Greek Ἡλίας (Hēlías).

  1. A male given name.

Elias was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Elias

Elia Kazan

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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Elias Koteas

Elias Koteas is an actor. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Elias was born on March 11th, 1961 in Montreal.

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Elias Samson

Elias Samson is a noteworthy human. Elias was born on November 22nd, 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elias

Elias is a soccer player for the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Clube Náutico Capibaribe, Esporte Clube São Bento, Clube Atlético Juventus, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Atlético Madrid, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and Bra. Elias was born on May 16th, 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Elias Howe Jr.

Elias Howe Jr. was an engineer. Elias was born on July 9th, 1819 in Spencer, Massachusetts. He left this life on October 3rd, 1867.

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Elias Disney

Elias Disney was an influential individual. Elias was given the name Elias Charles Disney on February 6th, 1859 in Morris-Turnberry. He left this life on September 13th, 1941.

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  • Elias Canetti
    (writer)
  • E.J. Corey
    (scientist)
  • Elias Ymer
    (notable person)
  • Elias Ashmole
    (antiquarian)
  • Elias M. Stein
    (scientist)
  • Elias Boudinot
    (leading somebody)
  • Elias Lönnrot
    (physician)
  • Elías Figueroa
    (soccer player)
  • Elias Hrawi
    (President of Lebanon)
  • Elias
    (royalty)
  • Elias Lindholm
    (hockey player)
  • Elias A. Zerhouni
    (scientist)
  • Elias Hicks
    (carpenter)
  • Elias Harris
    (basketball player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elias

Robert Downey Sr.

Robert Downey Sr. is a famed person. He was most prominent from 1953 to 2013. Robert was given the name Robert John Elias Jr. on June 24th, 1936 in New York City, New York.

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James Stacy

James Stacy is an actor. His career lasted from 1957 to 1957. James was given the name Maurice William Elias on December 23rd, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. James is also known as Jim Stacey and Jim Stacy.

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Elias

Elias is a soccer player for the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Clube Náutico Capibaribe, Esporte Clube São Bento, Clube Atlético Juventus, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Atlético Madrid, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and Bra. Elias was born on May 16th, 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Patrik Eliáš

Patrik Eliáš is a hockey player for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 1992. Patrik was born on April 13th, 1976 in Třebíč.

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Norbert Elias

Norbert Elias was a philosopher. Norbert was born on June 22nd, 1897 in Wrocław. He left this life on August 1st, 1990.

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Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias is a jazz and music of brazil musician. Eliane was born on March 19th, 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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What does the name Elias mean?

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Lis for loyalty, that you show.

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

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