First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elyas

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Elyas is of Unknown origin and means "Phrophet".
Other origins: Arabic

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Alt. Meaning

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for lucky, who is more?

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

A is for able, for you surely are.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

Notable Persons Named Elyas

Elyas M'Barek is an actor. He was most active from 2001 to present. Elyas was born on May 29th, 1982 in Munich, Germany.


Elyas was born on November 16th, 1936.


Elyas was born in England.


Elýas Akyýew is an athlete for the Hazyna SK.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elyas

Biyadiglign Elyas is a soccer player for the Saint George SC and Ethiopia national football team. Biyadiglign was born on May 24th, 1988 in Ethiopia.


Mubarak Elyas is an athlete for the Jazeerat Al-Feel SC.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1988 7 0 7
1994 5 0 5
1995 6 0 6
1996 11 0 11
1997 14 0 14
1998 8 0 8
1999 19 0 19
2000 19 0 19
2001 15 0 15
2002 28 0 28
2003 25 0 25
2004 37 0 37
2005 31 0 31
2006 34 0 34
2007 55 0 55
2008 46 0 46
2009 58 0 58
2010 59 0 59
2011 67 0 67
2012 59 0 59
2013 75 0 75
2014 85 0 85
2015 57 0 57
2016 76 0 76
2017 90 0 90

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Popularity of Elyas as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elyas U.S.
  White 54.19% 64.26%
  African American 18.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 10.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elyas

People with the last name Elyas are most frequently White, African American, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Elyas

  • How Popular is the name Elyas? Elyas is the 10,664th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elyas was the 113,155th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elyas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 986 babies born with the first name Elyas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elyas to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elyas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Elyas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elyas is Monday, August 15th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Elyas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elyas was in 2017 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Elyas Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elyas is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Elyas: Your name in reverse order is Sayle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eaysl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elyas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 155 people with the last name Elyas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elyas? Elyas 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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