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

The name Elihu is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Jehovah is God". Elihu and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Unusual CAF (8 children)".

From the experts:

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

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Popularity

Elihu is #1165 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Elihu

Elihud, Eliu, Ellihu

Comments

Zell Says:

2016-11-17T22:42:09

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.