First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Elija

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Missouri, U.S. says the name Elija is of Jewish origin and means "A profit of God".
  2. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Elija means "The profit of God".
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Notable Persons Named Elija

Notable Persons Named Elija

Elija Martindale

Elija was born in 1793. He died in 1874.


Fun Facts about the name Elija

  • How Popular is the name Elija? Elija is the 10,606th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elija have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,046 babies born with the first name Elija in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elija 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 Elija? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elija first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elija is Tuesday, March 28th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Elija born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elija was in 2008 with a total of 56 babies.
  • Random Elija Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elija is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Elija: The name spelled backwards is Ajile. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lajei. How do you pronounce that?
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