Elias Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Elias is pronounced as ee-LIE-us or eh-LEE-us, depending on the region and language.

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A Deep Dive

Elias Overview

Meaning

The Lord is my God

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew, Greek

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Eliyahu” (אֵלִיָּהוּ), composed of two elements: “El,” meaning “God,” and “Yah,” a shortened form of “Yahweh”.

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ɪˈlaɪ.əs/

Popularity

Consistently popular in various countries, ranking high in the US, standing at number 35 in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Traditional, Religious and Spiritual, Cool, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, faithful, charismatic, resilient

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Significant in Christianity and Judaism due to its biblical origins.

Name Day

July 20th
A Deep Dive

Elias Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Elijah, Elis, Ilija, Ilyas, Elia, Elie, Eliyahu, Helias, Eliasz, Elijas

Common Nicknames

Eli, Lias, Lee, Lis, Ely

Diminutives

Li, La, El, Essie, Elyas

Famous People

  • Elias Howe
    (American Inventor)
  • Elias Canetti
    (British Author)
  • Elias Koteas
    (Canadian Actor)
  • Elias Harger
    (American Actor)
  • Elias Pettersson
    (Swedish Athlete)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Elias"
    (2014, Song)
  • "Elias"
    (2013, Movie)

Places

  • Elias Peak
    (California, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Elias?

The name Elias means “The Lord is my God.” It signifies a deep connection to faith and spirituality. The name embodies the acknowledgment of God’s supremacy and presence in one’s life.

What Is the Origin of The Name Elias?

Elias is of Hebrew origin, derived from the Hebrew name Elijah (Eliyahu). The name has ancient roots and is prominently featured in the Bible, specifically in the Old Testament.

Elijah was a prophet known for his miraculous deeds and unwavering faith in God. Over centuries, the name Elias has been adopted by various cultures and languages, including Greek, Latin, and various European languages.

Elias Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Elias in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#482021#422022#352023
Top 3 Rankings#352023#422022#482021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Elias

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202335
(+7 from 2022)
6980
(+256 from 2022)
0.38118
202242
(+6 from 2021)
6724
(+383 from 2021)
0.35900
202148
(+6 from 2020)
6341
(+356 from 2020)
0.33844
202054
(+6 from 2019)
5985
(+268 from 2019)
0.32357
201960
(+7 from 2018)
5717
(+370 from 2018)
0.29749
201867
(+10 from 2017)
5347
(+417 from 2017)
0.27509
201777
(+16 from 2016)
4930
(+444 from 2016)
0.24910
201693
(+7 from 2015)
4486
(+387 from 2015)
0.22146
2015100
(+3 from 2014)
4099
(+319 from 2014)
0.20050
2014103
(+10 from 2013)
3780
(+283 from 2013)
0.18446
2013113
(+2 from 2012)
3497
(+269 from 2012)
0.17306
2012115
(+24 from 2011)
3228
(+237 from 2011)
0.15908
2011139
(+2 from 2010)
2991
(+162 from 2010)
0.14724
2010141
(+17 from 2009)
2829
(+345 from 2009)
0.13770
2009158
(-1 from 2008)
2484
(-39 from 2008)
0.11712
2008157
(+17 from 2007)
2523
(+161 from 2007)
0.11571
2007174
(+12 from 2006)
2362
(+200 from 2006)
0.10663
2006186
(+1 from 2005)
2162
(+46 from 2005)
0.09861
2005187
(+20 from 2004)
2116
(+356 from 2004)
0.09947
2004207
(+3 from 2003)
1760
(+49 from 2003)
0.08328
2003210
(+7 from 2002)
1711
(+136 from 2002)
0.08143
2002217
(+11 from 2001)
1575
(+57 from 2001)
0.07621
2001228
(+14 from 2000)
1518
(+115 from 2000)
0.07339
2000242
(+15 from 1999)
1403
(+183 from 1999)
0.06718
1999257
(+4 from 1998)
1220
(+80 from 1998)
0.05983
1998261
(+11 from 1997)
1140
(+106 from 1997)
0.05622
1997272
(+19 from 1996)
1034
(+115 from 1996)
0.05176
1996291
(+7 from 1995)
919
(+30 from 1995)
0.04586
1995298
(+21 from 1994)
889
(+77 from 1994)
0.04420
1994319
(+10 from 1993)
812
(+41 from 1993)
0.03984
1993329
(+13 from 1992)
771
(+73 from 1992)
0.03733
1992342
(+1 from 1991)
698
(-9 from 1991)
0.03325
1991343
(+17 from 1990)
707
(+41 from 1990)
0.03335
1990360
(-8 from 1989)
666
(+23 from 1989)
0.03095
1989352
(+17 from 1988)
643
(+95 from 1988)
0.03068
1988369
(+9 from 1987)
548
(+36 from 1987)
0.02737
1987378
(+37 from 1986)
512
(+90 from 1986)
0.02625
1986415
(-4 from 1985)
422
(-6 from 1985)
0.02196
1985411
(+36 from 1984)
428
(+78 from 1984)
0.02224
1984447
(-36 from 1983)
350
(-42 from 1983)
0.01865
1983411
(+3 from 1982)
392
(-13 from 1982)
0.02103
1982414
(+3 from 1981)
405
(+9 from 1981)
0.02146
1981417
(+5 from 1980)
396
(+11 from 1980)
0.02126
1980422
(-14 from 1979)
385
(+10 from 1979)
0.02076
1979408
(+4 from 1978)
375
(+18 from 1978)
0.02093
1978412
No change from 1977
357
(-9 from 1977)
0.02089
1977412
(+32 from 1976)
366
(+55 from 1976)
0.02141
1976444
(+13 from 1975)
311
(+4 from 1975)
0.01905
1975457
(-3 from 1974)
307
(-3 from 1974)
0.01892
1974454
(+58 from 1973)
310
(+78 from 1973)
0.01902
1973512
(-17 from 1972)
232
(-22 from 1972)
0.01438
1972495
(+41 from 1971)
254
(+32 from 1971)
0.01517
1971536
(+2 from 1970)
222
(-4 from 1970)
0.01221
1970538
(+14 from 1969)
226
(+23 from 1969)
0.01186
1969552
(+39 from 1968)
203
(+38 from 1968)
0.01110
1968591
(+2 from 1967)
165
(+4 from 1967)
0.00929
1967593
(-14 from 1966)
161
(-9 from 1966)
0.00905
1966579
(+7 from 1965)
170
(+1 from 1965)
0.00935
1965586
(+1 from 1964)
169
(-13 from 1964)
0.00892
1964587
(-8 from 1963)
182
(-5 from 1963)
0.00898
1963579
(+10 from 1962)
187
(+11 from 1962)
0.00906
1962589
(-18 from 1961)
176
(-14 from 1961)
0.00837
1961571
(+32 from 1960)
190
(+20 from 1960)
0.00881
1960603
(+18 from 1959)
170
(+15 from 1959)
0.00785
1959621
(+4 from 1958)
155
(+4 from 1958)
0.00715
1958625
(+16 from 1957)
151
(+8 from 1957)
0.00701
1957641
(-11 from 1956)
143
(-3 from 1956)
0.00653
1956630
(-11 from 1955)
146
(+2 from 1955)
0.00680
1955619
(-42 from 1954)
144
(-21 from 1954)
0.00689
1954577
(-13 from 1953)
165
(+5 from 1953)
0.00797
1953564
(-20 from 1952)
160
(-4 from 1952)
0.00799
1952544
(-1 from 1951)
164
(+7 from 1951)
0.00831
1951543
(-14 from 1950)
157
(-6 from 1950)
0.00821
1950529
(+31 from 1949)
163
(+18 from 1949)
0.00896
1949560
(+18 from 1948)
145
(+12 from 1948)
0.00805
1948578
(-6 from 1947)
133
(-7 from 1947)
0.00746
1947572
(+66 from 1946)
140
(+39 from 1946)
0.00754
1946638
(-114 from 1945)
101
(-29 from 1945)
0.00612
1945524
(+35 from 1944)
130
(+12 from 1944)
0.00948
1944559
(+48 from 1943)
118
(+10 from 1943)
0.00849
1943607
(-16 from 1942)
108
(-3 from 1942)
0.00742
1942591
(-95 from 1941)
111
(-27 from 1941)
0.00788
1941496
(+86 from 1940)
138
(+35 from 1940)
0.01100
1940582
(-91 from 1939)
103
(-35 from 1939)
0.00868
1939491
(+30 from 1938)
138
(+14 from 1938)
0.01218
1938521
(+29 from 1937)
124
(+12 from 1937)
0.01091
1937550
(-21 from 1936)
112
(-4 from 1936)
0.01024
1936529
(-28 from 1935)
116
(-14 from 1935)
0.01090
1935501
(+12 from 1934)
130
(+2 from 1934)
0.01215
1934513
(-40 from 1933)
128
(-13 from 1933)
0.01205
1933473
(+2 from 1932)
141
(-4 from 1932)
0.01382
1932475
(-13 from 1931)
145
(-4 from 1931)
0.01350
1931462
(-11 from 1930)
149
(-23 from 1930)
0.01393
1930451
(-7 from 1929)
172
(-6 from 1929)
0.01523
1929444
(+1 from 1928)
178
(-3 from 1928)
0.01607
1928445
(+4 from 1927)
181
(-4 from 1927)
0.01586
1927449
(-28 from 1926)
185
(-22 from 1926)
0.01592
1926421
(+7 from 1925)
207
(+14 from 1925)
0.01807
1925428
(+29 from 1924)
193
(+13 from 1924)
0.01676
1924457
(+20 from 1923)
180
(+18 from 1923)
0.01540
1923477
(+6 from 1922)
162
No change from 1922
0.01431
1922483
(+22 from 1921)
162
(+12 from 1921)
0.01440
1921505
(-35 from 1920)
150
(-18 from 1920)
0.01318
1920470
(-19 from 1919)
168
No change from 1919
0.01526
1919451
(+51 from 1918)
168
(+27 from 1918)
0.01655
1918502
(-48 from 1917)
141
(-13 from 1917)
0.01345
1917454
(-15 from 1916)
154
(-9 from 1916)
0.01605
1916439
(+81 from 1915)
163
(+49 from 1915)
0.01766
1915520
(-66 from 1914)
114
(+3 from 1914)
0.01294
1914454
(-60 from 1913)
111
(-6 from 1913)
0.01624
1913394
(-5 from 1912)
117
(+20 from 1912)
0.02182
1912389
(+43 from 1911)
97
(+52 from 1911)
0.02149
1911432
(+42 from 1910)
45
(+11 from 1910)
0.01864
1910474
(+13 from 1909)
34
(+6 from 1909)
0.01631
1909487
(-127 from 1908)
28
(-12 from 1908)
0.01583
1908360
(+36 from 1907)
40
(+8 from 1907)
0.02404
1907396
(+151 from 1906)
32
(+14 from 1906)
0.02018
1906547
(-154 from 1905)
18
(-11 from 1905)
0.01249
1905393
(+16 from 1904)
29
(+3 from 1904)
0.02025
1904409
(+61 from 1903)
26
(+6 from 1903)
0.01877
1903470
(-10 from 1902)
20
(-1 from 1902)
0.01547
1902460
(+6 from 1901)
21
(+4 from 1901)
0.01582
1901466
(+11 from 1900)
17
(-6 from 1900)
0.01471
1900477
(-62 from 1899)
23
(+3 from 1899)
0.01419
1899415
(-76 from 1898)
20
(-12 from 1898)
0.01736
1898339
(+45 from 1897)
32
(+8 from 1897)
0.02422
1897384
(-21 from 1896)
24
(-4 from 1896)
0.01968
1896363
(-23 from 1895)
28
(-1 from 1895)
0.02169
1895340
(-49 from 1894)
29
(-7 from 1894)
0.02290
1894291
(+1 from 1893)
36
(+1 from 1893)
0.02882
1893292
(+6 from 1892)
35
(-3 from 1892)
0.02892
1892298
(+51 from 1891)
38
(+14 from 1891)
0.02891
1891349
(-60 from 1890)
24
(-12 from 1890)
0.02196
1890289
(-8 from 1889)
36
No change from 1889
0.03008
1889281
(+96 from 1888)
36
(+12 from 1888)
0.03024
1888377
(-101 from 1887)
24
(-10 from 1887)
0.01847
1887276
(-12 from 1886)
34
(-7 from 1886)
0.03110
1886264
(-60 from 1885)
41
(-19 from 1885)
0.03444
1885204
(+43 from 1884)
60
(+12 from 1884)
0.05175
1884247
(-7 from 1883)
48
(+4 from 1883)
0.03911
1883240
(-23 from 1882)
44
(-13 from 1882)
0.03912
1882217
(+26 from 1881)
57
(+16 from 1881)
0.04671
1881243
(-54 from 1880)
41
(-24 from 1880)
0.03787
1880189
First SSA data recorded
65
First SSA data recorded
0.05490

American States Popularity Rankings for Elias

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#262021#252022#182023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#262021#222022#122023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#512021#522022#512023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#532021#422022#272023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#512021#492022#392023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#172021#122022#152023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#642021#522022#472023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#702021#462022#512023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#372021#402022#302023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#192021#252022#182023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#502021#332022#402023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#752021#642022#632023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#602021#492022#542023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#572021#552022#422023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#582021#522022#452023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#232021#142022#122023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#762021#462022#422023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#672021#732022#592023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#662021#622022#342023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#422021#372022#432023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#812021#642022#572023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1012021#692022#912023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#762021#462022#572023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#692021#572022#552023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#602021#542022#1102023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#482021#482022#492023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#442021#422022#292023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#842021#692022#562023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#232021#172022#112023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#402021#392022#302023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#812021#612022#592023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#782021#882022#342023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#882021#962022#572023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1162021#692022#652023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#542021#432022#322023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#382021#622022#372023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#922021#562022#592023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#82021#192022#122023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#192021#422022#152023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#892021#512022#1182023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1382021#912022#992023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#472021#402022#492023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#582021#902022#1102023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1372021#522022#902023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#742021#922022#852023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1142021#722022#772023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#742021#782022#552023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#572021#842022#592023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#862021#1062022#532023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#1032018#1272019#792023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#842018#822019#1082023

Popularity Rankings for Elias in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#72021#92022#32023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#52021#32022#32023

Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#42021#52022#42023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#62020#42021#62022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#102021#92022#62023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#62020#72021#72022

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#152021#142022#18First half of 2023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#402021#172022#212023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#232020#212021#262022

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#722016#282020

Popularity in Medieval England

Medieval England flagMedieval England#351377-1381

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#382020#352021

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#812021#712022#472023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#782021#842022#592023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1462021#1312022#802023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#822020#902021#962022

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#992011#912012#1042014

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2292021#912022

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#1002020#992021#1002022

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1172019#1132020#1092021

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1252019#1312020#1302021

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1432006

Popularity in Greenland

Greenland flagGreenland#1762019#1802020#1902021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2662021#1922022#1892023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#2132021#2562022#1922023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2252021#3492022#2542023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#2672020#2952022#3372023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Elias a Name for Boys or Girls?

Elias is a common male name, having associations with the male prophet Elijah. In contemporary times, while still mainly given to boys, some parents opt for Elias as a gender-neutral name.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Elias

Elias in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Elias Howe (Inventor, 1819-1867): American inventor known for creating the first practical sewing machine.
  • Elias Canetti (Author, 1905-1994): Bulgarian-born British writer and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
  • Elias Koteas (Actor, born 1961): Canadian actor famous for his roles in "The Thin Red Line" and "Chicago P.D."
  • Elias Harger (Actor, born 2007): American child actor known for his role in the TV series "Fuller House."
  • Elias Pettersson (Athlete, born 1998): Swedish professional ice hockey player who plays for the Vancouver Canucks.
  • "Elias" (2014, Song): A song by indie rock band Dispatch, telling a story about a child from Zimbabwe.
  • "Elias" (2013, Movie): A drama film about a young boy in a small Norwegian fishing village who discovers his own strength and resilience.
  • Elias Peak (California, USA): A mountain offering scenic views and hiking trails in the Sierra Nevada.

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