Elias is the / / Latin transliteration of the Greek name Ἠλίας, which in turn is the Hellenized form of the Hebrew: אליהו, , meaning " Eliyahu Yahweh is my God". Another form of Eliyahu in English is [1 ] Elijah . / / [2 ]
The name belonged most notably to
Elijah, the Hebrew prophet. The Quran refers to this prophet in Arabic as Ilias(إلياس). The King James Version of the Bible also uses "Elias" in the New Testament as the English translation of the Greek name for this prophet. Variants [edit ] Feminine variants [edit ] People with this name [edit ] People with the given name Elias [edit ] Elias of Armenia, Armenian religious leader, Catholicos of All Armenians from 703 to 717 Elias Alves da Silva (born 1981), Brazilian football player Elias Ammerbach (1530–1597), German organist Elias Ashmole (1617–1692), English antiquary and politician Elias Atmatsidis (born 1969), Greek football player Elias ibn Mudar, c. 10 AD - Arab chieftain, ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad Elias Boudinot (1740–1821), American politician Elias Boudinot (Cherokee) (1802–1839), Native American writer Elias Breeskin (1896–1969), Russian violinist Elias Canetti (1905–1994), Bulgarian writer Elias Charalambous (born 1980), Cypriot footballer Elias James Corey (born 1928), American chemist Elias Dayton (1737–1807), American soldier and politician Elias P. Demetracopoulos, Greek journalist Elias Disney (1859–1941), Canadian businessman, father of Walt Disney Elias Freij (1918–1998), Palestinian mayor Elias Gottlob Haussmann (1695–1774), German painter Elias Harris (born 1989), German basketball player Elias Holl (1573–1646), German architect Elias Howe (1819–1867), American inventor of the sewing machine Elias Hrawi (1925–2006), Lebanese politician Ilias Iliadis (born 1986), Georgian-Greek judoka Elias Kane (1794–1835), American politician Elias Khoury (born 1948), Lebanese writer Elias Koteas (born 1961), Greek-Canadian actor Elias Lianos, Greek businessman Elias Lönnrot (1802–1884), Finnish philologist Elias Loomis (1811–1889), American mathematician Elias Mendes Trindade (1985), Brazilian football player Elias Murr (born 1962), Lebanese politician Elias Pavlidis (born 1978), Greek boxer Elias Petropoulos (1928–2003), Greek musicologist and writer Elias Porter (1914–1987), American psychologist Elias Sarkis (1924–1985), Lebanese politician Elias M. Stein (born 1931), American mathematician Elias Tahan (born 1986), American photographer Elias Toufexis (born 1975), Greek-Canadian actor Elias Vattis (born 1986), Cypriot football player Elias Venezis (1904–1973), Greek writer Elias Viljanen (born 1975), Finnish musician Elias Wessén (1889–1981), Swedish linguist Elias Wright (1830–1901), American Union brevet brigadier general during the Civil War era Elias Zerhouni (born 1951), Algerian-born American doctor Elias Zoghby (1912–2008), Arab archbishop Fictional characters Elias Acorn, fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series Elias Bogan, fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe Elias Grover, fictional character in the 2006 film Clerks II Sergeant Elias Grodin, fictional character portrayed by Willem Dafoe in the 1986 film Platoon Elias, fictional character in Panel de Pon Elias Ryker, fictional chacter in Richard K. Morgan's novel, " Altered Carbon" Elias "Eli" Thompson, fictional character in the television series Boardwalk Empire Elijah "Eli" Goldsworthy, fictional character from Degrassi: The Next Generation Elias, a character from Jose Rizal's patriotic novel " Noli Me Tangere (novel)" Elias Walker, fictional character in the 2013 video game Call of Duty: Ghosts People with the given name Elijah [edit ] People with the surname Elias [edit ] Akhteruzzaman Elias (1943—1997), Bengali writer Alois Eliáš (1890–1942), Czechoslovak general and politician Benny Elias (born 1963), Australian rugby league player Blas Elias (born 1967), American musician Eliane Elias (born 1960), Brazilian musician Erick Elías (born 1980), Mexican actor Hanin Elias (born 1972), German musician Hendrik Elias (1902–1973), Belgian politician Jeannie Elias (born 1954), Canadian actor Johan Engelbert Elias(1895–1959), Dutch historian ("Vroedschap van Amsterdam") John Elias, Lebanese-Australian rugby league footballer and coach Jonathan Elias (born 1956), American composer Lee Elias (1920–1998), American comics artist Manny Elias (born 1953), English drummer Norbert Elias (1897–1990), German sociologist Patrik Eliáš (born 1976), Czech ice hockey player Ric Elias, chief executive officer of Red Ventures Rick Elias, Nashville songwriter and singer Robert Elias, birth name of Robert Downey, Sr., American actor/director Rosalind Elias (born 1929), American singer Quentin Elias (born 1980), French model and actor Sian Elias (born 1949), New Zealand judge Taslim Olawale Elias (1914–1991), Nigerian judge Toni Elías (born 1983), Spanish motorcyclist Peter Elias (1923–2001), American computer scientist Zé Elias (born 1976), Brazilian football player [edit ] See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ New Bible Dictionary. 1982 (second edition). Tyndale Press, Wheaton, Illinois, USA. ISBN 0-8423-4667-8, p. 319 ^ Wells, John C. (1990). Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow, England: Longman. p. 239. ISBN 0-582-05383-8. ) entry "Elijah"