Rank 5th Boy Name ๐Ÿ”ฅ Popular

In 2022, the name Elijah was 5th most popular baby name for boys and 10th most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 12,010 babies were named Elijah in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 280 babies in the United States were named Elijah. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 10.2% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Elijah is around 15 to 16 years old.

The name "Elijah" is extremely common ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The most common nickname for Elijah is Eli.

Elijah Meaning & Origin

Elijah is a name of Hebrew origin, meaning "my God is Yahweh," often associated with strength, intelligence, and spirituality.

The name Elijah is described as energetic, faithful and leading.


Elijah is pronounced eh-lai-juh in English. The name Elijah has 6 letters and 3 syllables.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Elijah

  • Elijah is a significant figure in various religions, like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam where he is seen as a prophet. In Christianity, Elijah is mentioned in the New Testament as Elijah the Tishbite who has "stood up" on Mount Carmel. In Judaism and Islam, he is known as Eliyahu, and he is considered a messenger or prophet of God.

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