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Elias is a popular Greek boy’s name that has ranked in the top 100 since 2015. While less popular than it’s Hebrew equivalent Elijah, Elias is a good alternative for parents looking for something more unique.

Meaning of the name Elias:

Greek: Yahweh is God

Origin of the name Elias:

Elias is the Greek variant spelling derived from the Hebrew name Elijah meaning “Yahweh is God”.

Symbolism of the name Elias:

St. Elias is the patron saint of weathering storms, thunder, and lightning and a symbol of strength in adversity.

Style of the name Elias:

traditional

Gender of the name Elias:

Elias is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Elias:

i-LIE-əs, ee-LIE-əs

Number of syllables in the name Elias:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Elias:

Elias evokes feelings of wisdom and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Elias:

Ilias, Elis, Helias

Nicknames for the name Elias:

Popularity of the name Elias:

According to the Social Security Administration, Elias has been a common baby name in the US since 1900, consistently ranking between #400 and #600, until it rose in popularity in the mid 80’s. Elias has been in the top 100 baby boy names since 2015.

Related names for the name Elias:

Great middle names for the name Elias and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Elias:

  • Elias Charles Disney (Father of Walt Disney)
  • Elias Boudinot (American politician)
  • Elias Breeskin (Russian violinist)
  • Elias Canetti (Nobel Prize winner in Literature)
  • Elias James Corey (American chemist)
  • Elias Dayton (American politician)

Eliases in popular culture:

  • Elias Bogan (Marvel Comics)
  • Elias Acorn (comics, Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • Elias Grover (film, “Clerks II”)
  • Sergeant Elias Grodin (film, “Platoon”)
  • Elias Ryker (literature, “Altered Carbon” by Richard K. Morgan)
  • Elias Walker (video game, “Call of Duty: Ghosts”)