Elijah name - Meaning of Elijah

Elijah name - Meaning of Elijah

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i-LIE-jə (English) , i-LIE-zhə (English), i-LIE-jə/i-LIE-zhə
Elijah Meaning
From the Hebrew name ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is Yahweh ". Elijah was a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century Bc, during the reign of King Ahab and his queen, Jezebel. The two Books of Kings in the Old Testament tell of his exploits, which culminate with him being carried to heaven in a chariot of fire. Because Elijah was a popular figure in medieval tales, and because his name was borne by a few early saints (who are usually known by the Latin form Elias), the name came into general use during the Middle Ages. In medieval England it was usually spelled Elis. It died out there by the 16th century, but it was revived by the Puritans in the form Elijah after the Protestant Reformation. Elijah originates in Hebrew language and means "Yahweh is my God". According to the Books of Kings, Elijah was a prophet in Israel in 9th century BC. As a masculine given name it has been used over centuries, but recently its popularity in the United States has risen considerably.

Elijah Related Names
Variants: Eliyahu, Eliyyahu (Hebrew)
Other Languages: Ilyas (Arabic), Elias, Eliou (Biblical Greek), Eliyyahu (Biblical Hebrew), Elias, Helias (Biblical Latin), Ilia, Ilija, Iliya (Bulgarian), Ilija (Croatian), Elias (Danish), Elia, Elian (Dutch), Eelis, Elias, Eljas (Finnish), Élie (French), Ilia (Georgian), Elias (German), Elias (Greek), Éliás, Illés (Hungarian), Elia (Italian), Ilija (Macedonian), Elis (Medieval English), Elias (Norwegian), Eliasz (Polish), Elias (Portuguese), Ilie (Romanian), Ilia, Ilya (Russian), Ilija (Serbian), Elías (Spanish), Elias, Elis (Swedish)

Elijah Celebrities
Elijah Wood - actor, Elijah Cummings - politician, Elijah Dukes - baseball player, Elijah Jones - baseball player,

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