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Origin and popularity of the name ELIJAH


Elijah : Welsh Jewish and African American: from the personal name Elijah the usual English transliteration in the King James Bible of the Hebrew name Eliyahu ‘Jehovah is God’ the name of an Old Testament prophet (compare Elias Ellis). As a Welsh surname this is a comparatively late adoption of the personal name adopted after Old Testament personal names became popular among Nonconformists.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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