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Elias is the Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, and it's also a Spanish baby name. Of course, Elias and Elijah both have Biblical roots, meaning "the strong Lord," "Jehovah is God," or "God the Lord." It's a traditionally masculine name although could be used for any gender. Other names with similar meanings or sounds include Elian, Elio, Elisha, Silas, Tobias, Eli, Ellis, Elliot, Everett, Ezekiel, Isaac, Jonas, Malachi, or Phinneas.

Elias was the 67th most popular boys' name in the U.S. in 2018, after a nearly constant year-after-year rise that began in the 1960s. In 2019, nearly 6,000 U.S. boys were named Elias — the name's most popular year yet.

Famous Eliases include the mononymous American wrester Elias, chemist Elias James Corey, physician Elias Lönnrot, author Elias Canetti, English politician Elias Ashmole, mathematician Elias M. Stein, Algerian-American scientist Elias Zerhouni, writer and Cherokee Nation leader Elias Boudinot, and Elias I, the French count of Maine, aka Elias de la Flèche or de Baugency.

Elias in quotes:

“Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.” — Elias Boudinot

“It is always the enemy who started it, even if he was not the first to speak out, he was certainly planning it; and if he was not actually planning it, he was thinking of it; and, if he was not thinking of it, he would have thought of it.”
― Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power

"It's tough to say what separates me from everyone else. I guess it's one of the things that the audience feels as soon as the spotlight hits me. All I can say is that I'm being as true to myself the best way I can." — Elias


Biblical Names Meaning:

In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Elias is: God the Lord; the strong Lord.

Greek Baby Names Meaning:

In Greek Baby Names the meaning of the name Elias is: The Greek form of the Hebrew Elijah, meaning Jehovah is God.

Hebrew Baby Names Meaning:

In Hebrew Baby Names the meaning of the name Elias is: Jehovah is God.

Spanish Baby Names Meaning:

In Spanish Baby Names the meaning of the name Elias is: My God is Jehovah.Elijah.

American Baby Names Meaning:

In American Baby Names the meaning of the name Elias is: Jehovah is God.

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