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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elya

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Alt. Meaning

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for life, that you live so well.

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for aware, of your surroundings

Notable Persons Named Elya

Elya Baskin is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to present. Elya was born on August 11th, 1950 in Riga, Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR.


Elya was born on March 19th, 1924. He died on March 26th, 2009.


Elya was born in South Sudan.


Elya Chavez is a soft rock singing. She was most active from 2006 to present. Elya was given the name Eleanor Marina Chavez on July 31st, 1984 in Moscow.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elya

B.S.O. was born on September 16th, 1928 in Maghdouché.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Elya as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elya U.S.
  White 96.09% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elya

People with the last name Elya are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elya

  • How Popular is the name Elya? Elya is the 18,499th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elya was the 100,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 403 babies born with the first name Elya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elya to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Elya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elya is Wednesday, March 12th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Elya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elya was in 2016 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Elya Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elya is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Elya: Your name in reverse order is Ayle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 179 people with the last name Elya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elya? Elya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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