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 Ilja

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Alt. Meaning

I is for interest, you show in others.

L is for lucky, who is more?

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for action, something to take now

Notable Persons Named Ilja

Ilja Antonov is a soccer player for the FC Levadia Tallinn, FC Puuma Tallinn, FC Ararat Tallinn, FC Kivi├Áli Irbis, FC Levadia U21 Tallinn, Estonia national under-21 football team, and Estonia national football team. Ilja was born on December 5th, 1992 in Tallinn.


Ilja was born on June 24th, 1952 in Berlin.


Ilja Rosendahl is a producer, actor, songwriter, and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Ilja was given the name Ilja Martin Rosendahl on February 23rd, 1968 in Bochum. Ilja is also known as Rosendahl and Ilja Martin.


Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer is a writer. Ilja was born on January 17th, 1968 in Rijswijk.


Ilja was born on December 21st, 1932 in Bratislava. He left this life on July 13th, 2007.


Ilja was born on April 25th, 1907. He breathed his last breath in 1943.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ilja

Ivari Ilja is a . He plays Piano. Ivari was born on May 3rd, 1959.


Fun Facts about the name Ilja

  • When was the first name Ilja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ilja is Tuesday, July 19th, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Ilja? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ilja. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ilja: Your name in reverse order is Ajli. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jial. How do you pronounce that?

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