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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 Illya

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Alt. Meaning

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

A is for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Notable Persons Named Illya

Illya Kuryakin is a fictional character.


He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Elias was given the name Illya George Toufexis on October 27th, 1975 in Montreal.


Illya was born on September 8th, 1987 in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.


He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Illya was given the name Ілля Нижник on September 27th, 1996 in Vinnytsia.


Illya was born in 1979 in Toronto.


Illya was born on March 5th, 1988 in Mykolaiv.


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Popularity of Illya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Illya

  • How Popular is the name Illya? Illya is the 18,982nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Illya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 385 babies born with the first name Illya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Illya 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 Illya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 40 new born babies.
  • When was Illya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Illya is Friday, August 18th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Illya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Illya was in 1966 with a total of 78 babies.
  • Random Illya Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Illya is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Illya: Your name in reverse order is Aylli. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alily. How do you pronounce that?

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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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