Elijah

Elijah - A popular male name



  Apr 26,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Elijah, meaning Yahweh is God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #215. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Elijah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Elijah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Elijah. The baby boy name Elijah was given to 13,719 baby boys in 2012, ranking #13 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 120 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Elijah peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2011 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Elijah Wood
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Elijah Burke


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Elijah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Elijah is currently topping the baby name charts in Oklahoma at position #1 - and is the least popular in New Hampshire at position #68.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Elijah is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Elijah is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Elijah goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Elijah origin and meaning

Elijah is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means Yahweh is God. To see famous people named Elijah, pop culture references for the name Elijah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Elijah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Elijah, sorted by popularity.

Elias / Ellis / Elisha / Eliseo / Elzie / Eligio / Elza / Elyjah / Eligah / Eulogio /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201213
201113
201018
200921
200822
200730
200629
200531
200431
200337
200241
200145
200052
199960
199866
199774
199681
199593
1994133
1993168
1992202
1991221
1990244
1989256
1988267
1987288
1986288
1985295
1984308
1983294
1982279
1981276
1980275
1979290
1978322
1977350
1976462
1975487
1974475
1973540
1972575
1971563
1970586
1969643
1968651
1967599
1966606
1965678
1964591
1963619
1962565
1961549
1960559
1959568
1958533
1957507
1956527
1955467
1954434
1953434
1952409
1951450
1950393
1949409
1948435
1947391
1946408
1945387
1944388
1943404
1942377
1941371
1940394
1939359
1938397
1937366
1936354
1935365
1934369
1933375
1932348
1931387
1930363
1929342
1928345
1927329
1926337
1925336
1924352
1923328
1922310
1921356
1920349
1919314
1918342
1917336
1916348
1915335
1914320
1913320
1912285
1911238
1910215

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oklahoma1
Tennessee3
Indiana3
New Mexico3
South Carolina4
Hawaii4
North Carolina4
Arkansas5
Virginia5
Colorado6
Alabama6
Kansas7
Kentucky7
Mississippi8
Georgia8
Delaware9
Missouri9
Florida9
North Dakota9
Louisiana10
Alaska10
Ohio11
Nebraska12
Michigan13
District of Columbia13
Washington13
Arizona15
Oregon15
Iowa15
Nevada15
West Virginia15
Wisconsin16
Texas18
Minnesota19
Idaho22
Pennsylvania23
Maryland25
Illinois25
Connecticut26
South Dakota27
California28
Maine29
Montana31
Rhode Island33
New Jersey35
New York36
Wyoming36
Massachusetts45
Vermont60
Utah64
New Hampshire68

Even more about Elijah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Elijah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Elijah?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Elijah
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 120
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +13,719

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