Gender: Male Meaning of Ilya: "the Lord is my God" Origin of Ilya: Russian variation of Elijah

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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Pop Culture References for the name Ilya

Illya, Ilia


Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


I cannot express in words how much I love this name.

clairels Says:


It's way better than Ivan or Igor.

sweetsaltwatertaffy Says:


Sounds like a Russian villain. Completely unusable outside of Russia.

AuthenticSpirit Says:


That's my father's name! I love it. In Russian it is pronounced "ILL-YA". Not "EE-LAH-YA" or "EE-LEE-YA".

madehatter Says:


I'm surprised there are no comments on this name! Like the description says it is hard to find a name ending with an a that sounds masculine but this name does it well. This name is a great way to use a wonderful bible name with an interesting twist!