Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning:My God is Yahweh
Illya is a Slavic, Russian, and Ukrainian form of the Hebrew Elijah and beloved masculine name. This lyrical appellation inherits the meaning “my God is Yahweh” for the faithful little cherub with a steadfast nature. In Judaism and Christianity, Elijah was a powerful prophet who could cease or bring down rain and split the river Jordan. A miracle worker, he even brought the son of the widow of Zarephath back to life. Illya nods to this remarkable figure while sporting a new and attractive spelling, ideal for a future-forward tot with an appreciation for an ancient tradition.
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