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Gender: M 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 Colonial Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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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

Elihu, a young man in the Book of Job
Elihu, of the tribe of Manasseh, follower of David (1 Chr. 12:20)
Elihu, son of Shemaiah, Levite porter (1 Chr. 26:7)
Elihu Root (1845-1937), US lawyer and statesman
Elihu Yale, Welsh namesake of Yale University
The Collegiate School, founded in 1701 in Saybrook Colony, was renamed Yale College in 1718 in recognition of a gift from Elihu Yale, who was governor of the British East India Company.

Pop Culture References for the name Elihu

Elihu Hoopes was an amnesiac character in Joyce Carol Oates 2016 book, The Man Without a Shadow

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