Elijah Name Meaning & Origin

Elijah

Pronunciation: ee-LIY-zhə (key)

Origin of the name Elijah:

Derived from the Hebrew 'ēlīyāhū (Jehovah is God). The name was borne by a 9th century B.C. prophet who, after many years of service, was taken up into heaven in a chariot of fire.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Alijah, Elias

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Nicknames for Elijah

Eli, Lije, Ijah, Lijah, Lisha, Jay, Eli-Eli-Oh (from Old McDonald Had a Farm)

Meanings and history of the name Elijah

the slavic form of Elijah is "ilija"

Famous real-life people named Elijah

Elijah Wood, American actor
Elijah Kelley, American actor and singer
Elijah Dylan Westbrook (b. 2010), son of American country music singers Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook
Elijah Best, Youtuber since 2016

Elijah in song, story & screen

The prophet Elijah is noted in Jewish custom, notably at Passover, where a seat is reserved for him at the table.
Elijah Baley is an important character in the Robot novels of Isaac Asimov.
"Go Like Elijah" is a song by the American rock-pop-jazz songwriter Chi Coltrane.
Robin Mark created a praise song entitled "Days of Elijah."
Elijah Mikaelson, an Original vampire, in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals
Elijah Goldsworthy, a character on Canadian television series "Degrassi".

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