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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 "Walt" Disney, American founder of 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, character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series
Elias Bogan, character in Marvel Comics
Elias Grover, character in the 2006 film "Clerks II"
Sergeant Elias Grodin, character in 1986 film "Platoon"
Elias, fictional character in Panel de Pon
Elias Ryker, character in Richard K. Morgan's novel, Altered Carbon
Elias "Eli" Thompson, character on TV's "Boardwalk Empire"
Elijah "Eli" Goldsworthy, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Elias, a character from Jose Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere"
Elias Walker, character in the 2013 video game "Call of Duty: Ghosts"
Dr. Elias Huer, character from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979)
Carl G. Elias, known as Elias, crime boss on TV's "Person of Interest"
Elias Goldstein, character in video game "Shall We Date?"
Elias Story, pseudonym of Isolt Sayre in J.K. Rowling's "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry"
Elias Veturius, main character in the book series "An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir
Elias, a character from the young adult books, "The Dead-Tossed Waves" and "The Dark and Hollow Places" by Carrie Ryan

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