Elias – University of Copenhagen


How many boys were given this names in 2009?



Elias is a Hebrew name meaning 'Jehovah is God'.


The name Elias has become more and more popular in the course of the first decade of the 21st century and it is still on the way up.

Well-known bearers of the name

In the Old Testament the prophet Elias (in English Elijah) was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire. Elijah Wood, who was born in 1981, is an American actor who is known from the films of The Lord of the Rings.