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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ilya

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Ilya is of Russian origin and means "Gift of God".

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Wiktionary

From Russian Илья́ (Ilʹjá).

  1. A Russian male given name

Notable Persons Named Ilya

Ilya Repin was an artist in the field of painting. Ilya was given the name Ilya Yefimovich Repin in Chuhuiv. He passed away on September 29th, 1930.

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Ilya Bryzgalov is a hockey player. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Ilya was born on June 22nd, 1980 in Tolyatti.

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Ilya Kovalchuk is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Ilya was born on April 15th, 1983 in Tver.

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Ilya is a pop music, europop, hip hop music, and contemporary r&b songwriter, record producer, and singing. Ilya was given the name Ilya Salmanzadeh on September 19th, 1986. Ilya is also known as KnocDown and Ilya KnocDown.

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Ilya Prigogine was a scientist in the fields of chemistry and physics. Ilya was given the name Ilya Romanovich Prigogine on January 25th, 1917 in Moscow. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 2003.

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Ilya was born on May 24th, 1988 in Kyzylorda.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ilya

Ilya is a pop music, europop, hip hop music, and contemporary r&b songwriter, record producer, and singing. Ilya was given the name Ilya Salmanzadeh on September 19th, 1986. Ilya is also known as KnocDown and Ilya KnocDown.

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Livykou Ilya was an actress. Livykou was given the name Amalia Hatzaki in 1919 in Heraklion. She died on September 6th, 2002.

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Osipov was given the name Ilya Viktorovich Osipov on January 6th, 1975 in Nizhny Novgorod.

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Drozdihin was born on September 30th, 1978.

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Sisi Foudi Ilya is an athlete for the Al Khums S.C.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 5 5 0
1969 11 0 11
1971 7 0 7
1974 7 0 7
1976 6 0 6
1979 5 0 5
1980 7 7 0
1981 5 0 5
1988 6 0 6
1991 7 0 7
1992 6 0 6
1993 14 0 14
1994 11 0 11
1995 8 0 8
1996 13 0 13
1997 14 0 14
1998 14 0 14
1999 28 6 22
2000 24 0 24
2001 21 0 21
2002 23 9 14
2003 32 0 32
2004 19 0 19
2005 31 0 31
2006 26 0 26
2007 30 0 30
2008 27 5 22
2009 37 9 28
2010 40 8 32
2011 42 0 42
2012 49 9 40
2013 42 8 34
2014 42 11 31
2015 43 7 36
2016 42 15 27
2017 38 6 32

Fun Facts about the name Ilya

  • How Popular is the name Ilya? Ilya is the 12,319th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ilya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 782 babies born with the first name Ilya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ilya to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ilya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ilya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ilya is Monday, July 25th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Ilya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ilya was in 2011 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Ilya Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ilya 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 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Ilya: Your name in reverse order is Ayli. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayil. 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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