• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: My God Is Yahweh

What is the meaning of the name Elijah?

The name Elijah is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means My God Is Yahweh.

Elijah is an anglicized form of the Hebrew name Eliyahu, meaning My God is Yahweh, the name of the Hebrew God. In the Quran and according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elijah is a prophet.

Elijah Wood is an actor from the Lord of the Rings series as well as the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Elijah J. McCoy was a Canadian-born African-American inventor and engineer who had 57 U.S. patents. Elijah Muhammad was the leader of the Nation of Islam. Athletes include Elijah Pitts, American football player, and Elijah Teter, professional snowboarder. Other Elijahs include politician Elijah Cummings and Elijah Blue Allman, musician (and son of Cher and Gregg Allman).

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