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Gender: M Meaning of Elijah: "Jehovah is God" Origin of Elijah: Hebrew Elijah's Popularity in 2013: #11

Elijah -- the name of the Old Testament prophet who went to heaven in a chariot of fire -- has become a fashionable biblical choice. More than 13,000 parents chose Elijah last year, bringing it inside the Top 20 for the fourth year in a row --a possible challenge to Noah for Number 1 in the future.

After long neglect, Elijah was suddenly rejuvenated when Cher and Greg Allman bestowed it on their son Elijah Blue in 1976, and got another shot of youth serum via young actor Elijah Wood.

Among other celebrities who have chosen Elijah for their boys are Donnie Wahlberg, James Spader, Tracy Nelson, Wynonna Judd and Bono (who followed it with middle names Bob Patricus Guggi G.).

Elijah figures in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions. There are numerous songs containing the name, and Elijah also figures in many books--including Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit-- and in films.

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Famous People Named Elijah

Elijah Jordan Wood, American actor
Elijah Kelley, American actor and singer
Elijah Blue Allman, son of Cher and Gregg Allman
Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, younger son of Elton John and David Furnish
Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy, assassinated American abolitionist
Elijah Makai Solomon, eldest son of octomom Nadya Suleman
Elijah Judd, son of singer Wynonna Judd
Elijah Spader, son of American actor James Spader
Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg, son of American actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg

Pop Culture References for the Name Elijah

Elijah Mikaleson, Character from the TV series 'The Vampire Diaries'

Eli, Elian, Elias, Elijio, Elijuah, Elijuo, Eliot, Eliya, Eliyah, Eljah, Elliot, Ellis, Ely, Elyot, Elyott

Elijah's International Variations

Élie (French) Ilya (Greek) Elihu, Eliyahu (Hebrew) Ilie (Romanian) Ilias, Elio (Russian) Elia (Spanish)