Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: My God Is Yahweh
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
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In 2017 the name Elijah...

• was given to 13,268 baby boys
• was the 8th most popular name for baby boys
• was 6% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee
• was least popular in South Dakota, Massachusetts, and New Jersey
• was about as popular as Mason and Oliver
Babies Named Elijah Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Elijah...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2011
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1965
• is 5922% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 302% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Jackson, Konnor, Hagen, Skyla, Zoe, Phoebe
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Phillip, Michael, Margarita, Kathrine, Antoinette
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Elijah Per State
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Geographically the name Elijah...

• 3% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Trenton, Kingston, Bryson, Serenity, Caroline, Anniston
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Rocco, Rayan, Zack, Livia, Lina, Sienna
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Elijah by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Elijah are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Elijah will be the only kid named Elijah in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Elijah compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Elijah rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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