Elyas is an alternative to Ilyas and a derivative of the baby name Elijah. All of these names have the same strong religious meaning that will likely appeal to parents of many faiths. “El” names, like Elijah and Eli, are big right now, so consider Elyas as an alternative if you like the trend but don't want your little boy to have the same name as every other kid in his kindergarten class.

Meaning of the name Elyas:

Hebrew: Yahweh is God

Origin of the name Elyas:

Elyas is thought to be derivative of Elias, which is ultimately derived from Elijah. The name means “Yahweh is God.” In the Bible, Elijah was a prophet. Elyas is also an alternative spelling of the Arabic name, Ilyas, which is also derived from Elijah.

Symbolism of the name Elyas:

As a name with biblical roots, Elyas will most likely appeal to parents of faith.

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Gender of the name Elyas:

Elyas is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Elyas:

EE-lee-us or EL-ee-us

Number of syllables in the name Elyas:


Emotion evoked from the name Elyas:

The baby name Elyas evokes images of someone who is naturally curious and inquisitive and a great student.

Alternative spellings for the name Elyas:

  • Ilyas
  • Elyaas
  • Ilyaas

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Popularity of the name Elyas:

According to the Social Security Administration, Elyas has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

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Elyas in popular culture:

  • Elyas(character in the “The Wheel of Time” book series by Robert Jordan)