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Elijah

Origin: Liberia
gender-male
Region Origin: Western Africa

Elijah is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, holding significant importance in the biblical realm. The name is derived from the Hebrew phrase "Yahweh is my God," combining the elements "el" (meaning "God") and "yah" (referring to "Jehovah"). In the Bible, Elijah is a Hebrew prophet who defended the worship of the Hebrew God and was known for performing many miracles. The name Elijah is typically given to males, although there are some female iterations. It has been used in various forms across different languages and cultures, such as Elias (Biblical Latin), Élie (French), Elija (Hebrew), Elis (Medieval English), and Ilja (Czech). The name gained popularity during the 1990s and 2000s, particularly in America, where it broke into the top ten in 2016.

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