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origin: Italian


Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: The Lord is My God

From a ranking of 284 in the ’80s, 134 in the ’90s and top 25 today, Elijah has emerged as a clear contender for the “it” biblical name. As a biblical prophet, he was very much “it” -- he managed to raise the dead, bring fire down from the sky, and go up to Heaven accompanied by chariots. The name also appears in the Talmud and the Koran, making this a nice interdenominational choice. If it already feels too trendy for you, consider the medieval variation Elis.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 22

Famous elijah

  • Elijah Wood - actor
  • Elijah McCoy - inventor
  • Elijah - prophet
  • Elijah Allman - son of Cher and Gregg Allman

Infamous elijah

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