Gender: Male Meaning of Elihu: "Jehovah is God" Origin of Elihu: Hebrew

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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Pop Culture References for the name Elihu

Elihud, Eliu, Ellihu


Zell Says:


Elihu was the name of my grandfather's grandfather. It's saddled with the problem that it's so rare these days that almost nobody remembers how it's actually pronounced. Most people who make the attempt say it like the name "Elijah" but with a "hoo" at the end, which to me is unpleasant sounding. My grandfather, who would have known, pronounced it "ELL-a-hew," which is much better.