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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ilyas

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  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Ilyas is of Arabic origin and means "Child of the sun".
  • A submission from Germany says the name Ilyas means ""Child of the sun", but also associated with the prophet Ilyas, who could summon the rain." and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Ilyas means "Cun".
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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Ilyas

Ilyas was born on February 10th, 1964 in Pakistan administered Kashmir, Pakistan. Ilyas is also known as Kashmiri and Maulana Ilyas. He breathed his last breath on June 3rd, 2011.


Ilyas Khamzatovich Akhmadov is a minister of foreign affairs. Ilyas was born on December 19th, 1960 in Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.


Ilyas was born in 1962.


İlyas Salman is an actor, director, author, and musician. They have been prominent since 1977. İlyas was born İlyas Salman on January 14th, 1949 in Arguvan, Malatya, Turkey.


Ilyas was born on August 12th, 1990 in Kayakent, Dagestan, Russia.


Ilyas was born on October 21st, 1992 in Médéa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ilyas

Amna Ilyas is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Amna was born Amna Ilyas on October 11th, 1991 in Karachi.


Mohammad Ilyas is a cricketer.


F. M. Ilyas is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, and producer.


Adnan Ilyas is a cricketer. Adnan was born on December 30th, 1984 in Zarfawal, Punjab, Pakistan.


Ibrahim ibn Ilyas is a monarch. He holds the title Amir of the Samanids and Amirof theSamanids. He was most prominent from 856 to 867.


Muhammad Ilyas was a Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Religious Affairs (Indonesia). Muhammad was born on November 23rd, 1911 in Kraksaan, Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia. He breathed his last breath on December 5th, 1970.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 5 0 5
1977 6 0 6
1984 6 0 6
1987 5 0 5
1994 8 0 8
1995 9 0 9
1996 9 0 9
1997 6 0 6
1998 6 0 6
1999 9 0 9
2000 17 0 17
2001 24 0 24
2002 26 0 26
2003 37 0 37
2004 38 0 38
2005 40 0 40
2006 38 0 38
2007 43 0 43
2008 52 0 52
2009 59 0 59
2010 54 0 54
2011 74 0 74
2012 85 0 85
2013 87 0 87
2014 92 0 92
2015 86 0 86
2016 100 0 100
2017 108 0 108
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ilyas

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ilyas as a first name

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Popularity of Ilyas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ilyas U.S.
  White 8.29% 64.26%
  African American 5.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.91% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ilyas

People with the last name Ilyas are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ilyas

  • How Popular is the name Ilyas? Ilyas is the 9,781st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ilyas was the 30,303rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ilyas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,129 babies born with the first name Ilyas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ilyas to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ilyas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ilyas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ilyas is Wednesday, October 10th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Ilyas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ilyas was in 2017 with a total of 108 babies.
  • Random Ilyas Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ilyas is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Ilyas: Your name in reverse order is Sayli. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aiysl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ilyas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 772 people with the last name Ilyas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ilyas? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ilyas as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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