Elijah Family History
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Elijah Name Meaning
Welsh, Jewish, and American: from the personal name Elijah, the usual English transliteration in the King James Bible (Old Testament) of the Hebrew name Eliyahu ‘Jehovah is God’, name of one of the Biblical prophets (see Elias). As a Welsh surname, this is a comparatively late adoption of the personal name, adopted after Old Testament given names became popular among Nonconformists.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Elias, Elia, Klish, Elstad, Lian, Bligh, Oliva, Yelich, Lia, Elfman