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Gender: M Meaning of Elias: "Yahweh is God" Origin of Elias: Greek variation of Elijah, Hebrew Elias's Popularity in 2015: #100

Elias, strong and charismatic, is following in the path of family members Elijah and Eli, and is also moving on up in popularity, now a solid Number 100.

Used by the English Puritans in the eighteenth century, Elias is the name of an oratorio about the prophet Elijah, composed by Felix Mendelssohn. There have been characters named Elias in novels by Sir Walter Scott, Anthony Trollope and Thomas Hardy. And in the inventors' Hall of Fame is Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine. It has also been the middle name of both Walt Disney and Robert Downey Jr's son Exton.

Famous People Named Elias

Elias Kane, American politician
Elias Loomis, American mathematician
Elias Porter, American psychologist
Elias Magnus Fries, Swedish mycologist
Elias James Corey, American chemist
Elias Goldberg, American painter
Walter Elias Disney, Walt Disney
Elias Abdulmajid, brother of supermodel Iman
Exton Elias Downey, son of actor Robert Downey Jr
Elias Lindholm, Swedish hockey player
Elias of Armenia, Armenian religious leader, Catholicos of All Armenians from 703 to 717
Elias Alves da Silva, Brazilian football player
Elias Ammerbach, German organist
Elias Ashmole, English antiquary and politician
Elias Atmatsidis, Greek football player
Elias ibn Mudar, Arab chieftain, ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad
Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, member of Danish punk rock group "Iceage"
Elias Boudinot, American politician
Elias Boudinot, Native American writer
Elias Breeskin, Russian violinist
Elias Canetti, Bulgarian writer
Elias Charalambous, Cypriot footballer
Elias James Corey, American chemist
Elias Dayton, American soldier and politician
Elias P. Demetracopoulos, Greek journalist
Elias Disney, Canadian businessman, father of Walt Disney
Elias Freij, Palestinian mayor
Elias Gottlob Haussmann, German painter
Elias Harris, German basketball player
Elias Holl, German architect
Elias Howe, American inventor of the sewing machine
Elias Hrawi, Lebanese politician
Ilias Iliadis, Georgian-Greek judoka
Elias Khoury, Lebanese writer
Elias Koteas, Greek-Canadian actor
Elias Lianos, Greek businessman
Elias Loomis, American mathematician
Elias Mendes Trindade, Brazilian football player
Elias Murr, Lebanese politician
Elias Pavlidis, Greek boxer
Elias Petropoulos, Greek musicologist and writer
Elias Porter, American psychologist
Elias Sarkis, Lebanese politician
Elias M. Stein, American mathematician
Elias Tahan, American photographer
Elias Toufexis, Greek-Canadian actor
Elias Vattis, Cypriot football player
Elias Venezis, Greek writer
Elias Viljanen, Finnish musician
Elias Wright, American Union brevet brigadier general during the Civil War era
Elias Zerhouni, Algerian-born American doctor
Elias Zoghby, Arab archbishop

Pop Culture References for the name Elias

Elias Acorn, fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series
Elias Bogan, fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe
Elias Grover, fictional character in the 2006 film Clerks II
Sergeant Elias Grodin, fictional character portrayed by Willem Dafoe in the 1986 film Platoon
Elias, fictional character in Panel de Pon
Elias Ryker, fictional chacter in Richard K. Morgan's novel, Altered Carbon
Elias "Eli" Thompson, fictional character in the television series Boardwalk Empire
Elijah "Eli" Goldsworthy, fictional character from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Elias, a character from Jose Rizal's patriotic novel "Noli Me Tangere"
Elias Walker, fictional character in the 2013 video game Call of Duty: Ghosts
Dr. Elias Huer, fictional character from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979)
"Elias" (Carl G. Elias), fictional leader of organized crime in New York-based crime TV show "Person of Interest"
Elias Goldstein, date able character from Shall We Date?Wizardess Heart

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