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Meaning and Origin of: Elias boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Hebrew: The Lord is God

First name variations: Elihu, Elyas, Ellis, Ellison, Ellsworth, Ellys, Ellias, Ellice, Elyas

Last name origin & meaning:

Greek, Spanish (Elías), Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, French (Élias), German, Dutch, Hungarian (Éliás), Czech (Eliáš), and Jewish: from a medieval personal name, the New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu ‘Jehovah is God’ (Anglicized as Elijah in the Old Testament of the King James Bible). This name was borne by a Biblical prophet, but its popularity among Christians in the Middle Ages was a result of its adoption by various early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Syracuse and a 9th-century Spanish martyr.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Vince D'Onofrio

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