Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:9
Meaning:the Lord is my God
Elijah is a masculine name of Hebrew origin holding much sway in the biblical realm. The Book of Kings positions Elijah as an important prophet who defended the worship of the Hebrew God. In the spirit of this revered miracle worker, Elijah means "Yahweh is God," borne from the elements el and yah. Revered for upholding and protecting the Jewish religion, Elijah also served as a conduit through which God performed many miracles. Upon his death, this faithful figure ascended the heavens on a chariot fire, igniting a litany of inspiring imagery for many centuries after. Today, the name remains a reflection of devotion and outspokenness—an inspiring choice for baby.

Famous People Named Elijah

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  • Elijah Kelley
    Actor
  • Elijah Lovejoy
    Journalist
  • Elijah McCoy
    Inventor
  • Elijah Wood
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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