Elias Name Meaning

Greek, Spanish (Elías), Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, French (Élias), German, Dutch, Hungarian (Éliás), Czech (Eliáš), and Jewish: from a medieval personal name, the New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu ‘Jehovah is God’ (Anglicized as Elijah in the Old Testament of the King James Bible). This name was borne by a Biblical prophet, but its popularity among Christians in the Middle Ages was a result of its adoption by various early saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Syracuse and a 9th-century Spanish martyr.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Elijah, Melis, Lias, Lis, Arias, Elman, Blas, Livas, Elia, Bliss

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Elias Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    36%
  • Farmer

    29%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Farmers Son

    7%

In 1881, Going To School, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elias. A less common occupation for the Elias family was Farmers Son. The most common Elias occupation in Canada was Going To School. 36% of Elias's were Going To Schools.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Elias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Elias in 1940 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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