Greek variation of Elijah, Hebrew
"Yahweh is God"

Elias Origin and Meaning

The name Elias is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "Yahweh is God".

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

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.

Elias and his brothers are popular male names that have similar-sounding popular sisters: Ella, Ellie, Eliza. That might mean if you like Elias but discover you're having a girl, you can pivot comfortably to Eliza. But it also means that choosing one name rules out the others: siblings named Elias and Eliza or Eli and Ellie are just too close.

# 43 in the US

Elias Rank in US Top 1000

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Elias Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Elias Popularity

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Famous People Named Elias

  • Elias Abdulmajidbrother of supermodel Iman
  • Elias Beckerson of tennis player and model Boris and Barbara Becker
  • Elias BoudinotAmerican politician
  • Elias BreeskinRussian violinist
  • Elias BublĂ©son of singer Michael BublĂ©
  • Elias Canettiawarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Elias James CoreyAmerican chemist
  • Elias D'Onofrioson of actor Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Elias DaytonAmerican soldier and politician
  • Elias Charles DisneyCanadian businessman, father of Walt Disney
  • Elias GoldbergAmerican painter
  • Elias Gottlob HaussmannGerman painter
  • Elias Logan HargerAmerican actor
  • Elias HollGerman architect
  • Elias HoweAmerican inventor of the sewing machine
  • Elias KaneAmerican politician
  • Elias KoteasGreek,Canadian actor
  • Elias LindholmSwedish hockey player
  • Elias ibn MudarArab chieftain, ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Elias of ArmeniaArmenian religious leader
  • Elias Bender RønnenfeltDanish musician of band Iceage
  • Elias Alves da SilvaBrazilian football player
  • Elias ToufexisGreek,Canadian actor
  • Elias WrightAmerican Union brevet brigadier general during the Civil War era
  • Exton Elias Downeyson of actor Robert Downey Jr
  • Walter Elias "Walt" DisneyAmerican founder of Disney

Elias in Pop Culture

  • Elias Malmgrena central character in Sara B Elfgren & Mats Strandberg's "Cirkeln" trilogy
  • Elias Acorncharacter in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series
  • Elias Bogancharacter in Marvel Comics
  • Elias Grovercharacter in the 2006 film "Clerks II"
  • Sergeant Elias Grodincharacter in 1986 film "Platoon"
  • Eliasfictional character in Panel de Pon
  • Elias Rykercharacter in Richard K. Morgan's novel, Altered Carbon
  • Elias "Eli" Thompsoncharacter on TV's "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Elias Walkercharacter in the 2013 video game "Call of Duty: Ghosts"
  • Elias Ainsworthcharacter in anime and manga "The Ancient Magus' Bride"
  • Dr. Elias Huercharacter from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979)
  • Carl G. Eliasknown as Elias, crime boss on TV's "Person of Interest"
  • Elias Goldsteincharacter in video game "Shall We Date?"
  • Elias Storypseudonym of Isolt Sayre in J.K. Rowling's "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry"
  • Elias Veturiusmain character in the book series "An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir
  • Elias Bakkoushcharacter in Norwegian TV show "Skam"
  • Eliasa character from the young adult books, "The Dead,Tossed Waves" and "The Dark and Hollow Places" by Carrie Ryan
  • Eliasa character from Jose Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere"
  • Eliascharacter in the novel Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
  • Elias Blackcharacter in the 2017 video game “Prey”
  • Song by the band Dispatch called "Elias"
  • Elias Bouchardcharacter on "The Magnus Archives"