"Jehovah is God"

Elihu Origin and Meaning

The name Elihu is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Jehovah is God".

Rarely used in the last two centuries, but might be worth dusting off and holding up to the light.

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Famous People Named Elihu

  • Elihua young man in the Book of Job
  • Elihuof the tribe of Manasseh, follower of David (1 Chr. 12:20)
  • Elihuson of Shemaiah, Levite porter (1 Chr. 26:7)
  • Elihu Benjamin Washburne25th US Secretary of State
  • Elihu RootUS Senator and 38th US Secretary of State
  • Elihu YaleGovernor of the British East India Company; Welsh namesake of Yale University
  • Elihu ThomsonEnglish,American engineer and inventor
  • Elihu BurrittAmerican diplomat and philanthropist
  • Elihu VedderAmerican symbolist painter
  • Elihu LauterpachtBritish academic and lawyer
  • Elihu Mason HarrisAmerican politician from California

Elihu in Pop Culture

  • Elihu Smailsjudge in film "Caddyshack"
  • Elihu Willssoncharacter in Dashiell Hammett's "Red Harvest"
  • Elihu Yalethe Atlanta Police Chief in Tom Wolfe's "A Man in Full"
  • Elihu "Sam" Nivenscharacter in Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters
  • Elihu Whipplecharacter in the H. P. Lovecraft short story "The Shunned House"
  • Elihu Hoopesamnesiac character in Joyce Carol Oates' The Man Without a Shadow