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Elias name meaning

First Name
87k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
25k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Elias mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Elias

User Submitted Origins

Greek
34%
Spanish
20%
English
19%
Arabic
16%
Jewish
3%
Hebrew
3%
Finnish
3%
German
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Elias is of Greek origin and means "The name Elias is a Greek Baby Names baby name. In Greek Baby Names the meaning of the name Elias is: The Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, meaning Jehovah is God".
  2. 2 people from Sweden and Tanzania, United Republic of agree the name Elias is of English origin and means "God is within me".
  3. According to a user from North Carolina, U.S., the name Elias means "Jehovah is my God".
  4. According to a user from Ireland, the name Elias means "Like god".
  5. A user from Australia says the name Elias is of Swahili origin and means "God".
  6. According to a user from Iran, Islamic Republic of, the name Elias is of Jewish origin and means "My god is yahweh".
  7. A submission from Rwanda says the name Elias means "The Lord is my God".
  8. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Elias means "Elias seems to mean 'olive tree'" and is of Greek origin.
  9. A submission from Germany says the name Elias means "poison".
  10. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Elias means "A muslim prophet" and is of Arabic origin.
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The New Testament form of Elijah, a Hebrew prophet, from Ancient Greek Ἠλίας (Ēlías).

  1. A male given name from Hebrew.

Elias was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

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Notable Persons Named Elias

Notable Persons Named Elias

Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan was a director, actor, producer, screenwriter, and novelist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 1976. Elia was given the name Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7th, 1909 in Constantinople. He died on September 28th, 2003.

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Elias Koteas

Elias Koteas is an actor. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Elias was born on March 11th, 1961 in Montreal.

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Elias Samson

Elias was born on November 22nd, 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elias

Elias is a soccer player for the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Clube Náutico Capibaribe, Esporte Clube São Bento, Clube Atlético Juventus, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Atlético Madrid, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and Bra. Elias was born on May 16th, 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Elias Howe Jr.

Elias Howe Jr. was an engineer. Elias was born on July 9th, 1819 in Spencer, Massachusetts. He left this life on October 3rd, 1867.

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Elias Disney

Elias was given the name Elias Charles Disney on February 6th, 1859 in Morris-Turnberry. He left this life on September 13th, 1941.

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  • Elias Canetti
    Writer
  • E.J. Corey
    Scientist
  • Elias Ymer
  • Elias Ashmole
    Antiquarian
  • Elias M. Stein
    Scientist
  • Elias Boudinot
  • Elias Lönnrot
    Physician
  • Elías Figueroa
    Soccer Player
  • Elias Hrawi
    President of Lebanon
  • Elias
    Royalty
  • Elias Lindholm
    Hockey Player
  • Elias A. Zerhouni
    Scientist
  • Elias Hicks
    Carpenter
  • Elias Harris
    Basketball Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elias

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elias

Robert Downey Sr.

He was most prominent from 1953 to 2013. Robert was given the name Robert John Elias Jr. on June 24th, 1936 in New York City, New York.

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James Stacy

James Stacy is an actor. His career lasted from 1957 to 1957. James was given the name Maurice William Elias on December 23rd, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. James is also known as Jim Stacey and Jim Stacy.

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Elias

Elias is a soccer player for the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Clube Náutico Capibaribe, Esporte Clube São Bento, Clube Atlético Juventus, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Atlético Madrid, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and Bra. Elias was born on May 16th, 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Patrik Eliáš

Patrik Eliáš is a hockey player for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 1992. Patrik was born on April 13th, 1976 in Třebíč.

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Norbert Elias

Norbert Elias was a philosopher. Norbert was born on June 22nd, 1897 in Wrocław. He left this life on August 1st, 1990.

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Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias is a jazz and music of brazil musician. Eliane was born on March 19th, 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elias U.S.
  White 41.59% 64.26%
  African American 4.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 50.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elias

People with the last name Elias are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Elias

  • What name lists does Elias rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Elias? Elias is the 722nd most popular name of all time. In 2019 Elias was the 60th most popular name. As a last name Elias was the 1,443rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elias have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 86,753 babies born with the first name Elias in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elias to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elias? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 65 new born babies.
  • When was Elias first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elias is Thursday, November 15th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Elias born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elias was in 2019 with a total of 5,690 babies. That's a lot of babies named Elias!
  • Random Elias Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elias ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in South Dakota have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Elias: The name spelled backwards is Saile. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Saiel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elias? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,696 people with the last name Elias.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elias? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Elias as their last name.
  • Elias name meaning

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