- a masculine name: dim. Lige; var. Elias, Ellis, Eliot
- Bible a prophet of Israel in the 9th century : 1 Kings 17-19; 2 Kings 2:1-11
Origin of ElijahClassical Hebrew (language) eliyahu, literally , Jehovah is God
Ninth century BC.
Hebrew prophet who sought to abolish idolatry and restore justice. According to the Bible, he did not die but was carried skyward in a chariot of fire.
From Hebrew אליהו (Eliyahu, “Yahweh is God”).