Italian variation of Elijah, Hebrew"Jehovah is God"
Elia Origin and Meaning
The name Elia is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "Jehovah is God".
Though the most famous Elia, screenwriter Kazan, was male, this name sounds like a spin on many popular girls' names, from Ella to Ellie to Isla and Leah. While the Italian pronunciation has the middle syllable as LEE, making it closer to the original Elijah would give the middle syllable a long I sound -- eh-LYE-ah.
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Famous People Named Elia
- Elia AboumradMexican,American celebrity chef, contestant on TV's "Top Chef"
Elia in Pop Culture
- Elia Martellcharacter in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series