Russian variation of Elijah
"the Lord is my God"

Ilya Origin and Meaning

The name Ilya is a boy's name of Greek, Russian origin meaning "the Lord is my God".
A rare example of an a-ending boy's name that sounds masculine, Ilya has a large measure of creative Slavic charm. >p>Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is the central character in Goncharov's novel "Oblomov." Unfortunately, he spends most of his life in his bathrobe and slippers.

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Famous People Named Ilya

  • Ilya Yefimovich RepinRussian realist painter
  • Ilya Nikolayevich BryzgalovRussian ice hockey player
  • Ilya Valeryevich KovalchukRussian ice hockey player
  • Ilya Mikhailovich FrankRussian physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Ilya Romanovich PrigogineBelgian physical chemist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Ilya Yankelevich GabayRussian civil rights activist
  • Ilya PerfilyevRussian explorer

Ilya in Pop Culture

  • Ilya MurometsRussian folk hero
  • Ilya Afanasyevich Shamrayevcharacter in Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull"
  • Ilya Stepanovich Igolkincharacter in Vladimir Obruchev's "Plutonia"
  • Ilya "Ilyusha" Snegiryovcharacter in Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov"
  • Ilya Pasternakcharacter in video game "Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation"
  • Ilya Kuryakinmain character on TV's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
  • Ilya Tretiakcharacter in 1997 movie "The Saint"
  • Ilyacharacter in "Letters from Rifka" by Karen Hesse
  • IlyaJulian's real name in visual novel The Arcana