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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Elias

IsLam + YArn + Sweet

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Elias in Arabic)إِلْيَاس
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Alternate spellings of EliasIliyas Iliyaas Ileas Ileaas Ileyas Ileyaas Ilias Iliaas Eliyas Eliyaas Eleas Eleaas Eleyas Eleyaas Elias
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Meaning of Elias

Elias is a direct Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran, who is also mentioned in the Bible. In English he is known as Elias and Elijah. The meaning of Elias is “Yahweh (Allah) is my God”. Elias is mentioned in two chapters of the Quran, as follows:

And We gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – all [of them] We guided. And Noah, We guided before; and among his descendants, David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward the doers of good. And Zechariah and John and Jesus and Elias – and all were of the righteous. (Quran 6:84-85)

And indeed, Elias was from among the messengers. When he said to his people, “Will you not fear Allah? Do you call upon Baal and leave the best of creators-Allah , your Lord and the Lord of your first forefathers?” (Quran 37:123-126)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:40:22 AM

    That’s an interesting post 🙂
    it says “Yaweh (Allah) is my God”
    Please, if Yaweh is Allah, what is God in arabic?
    Could it be “My God (Allah) is Yaweh?”

  2. on Friday 18th of March 2016 01:00:56 PM

    Thanks U VERY MUCH!
    May ALLAH TA’LA increase your knowledge!
    First time, I find a satisfied meaning of my name.
    Muhammad Ilyas
    From: PAKISTAN

  3. on Monday 25th of April 2016 05:05:31 PM

    Yahweh is one of the names of Allah in the Bible.

  4. on Sunday 8th of May 2016 09:59:17 PM

    You know this is a lie though right? Yahweh is Hebrew. Don’t fool your self people

  5. on Sunday 31st of July 2016 11:54:58 PM

    @The person who said “this is a lie”:
    I don’t know what you’re talking about…?! This page isn’t lying, and none of us are deluding ourselves into believing any lies. Of course this name has Hebrew origins (none of us are denying this), BUT this prophet is mentioned in the Quran, so of course Muslims would like this name and some would use this name.

    In case you didn’t know, the Arabic and Hebrew language do have similarites as they’re both Semitic languages and have common roots.

    So even though it’s an Hebrew name, it’s also meaningful in the Arabic language too. 🙂

  6. on Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:58:08 AM

    Hello I’m hungarian and are living in austria with my husband (he is from Bosnia Herzegowina) we have a son he is muslim and we gave him the name Elyas (like Ilyas but we spell this name like Elias) i love this name its for me the most beautiful name in the world 🙂

  7. on Monday 22nd of January 2018 02:48:08 PM

    i always want to know the meaning of my name Elias and it happens today. Thank you

  8. on Saturday 13th of July 2019 06:37:05 PM

    Oh wow I am a Christian by Faith but am proud to see the meanings of my name in Arabic.thank you

  9. on Saturday 15th of May 2021 04:22:15 PM

    I like Ilyas spelling for the ilyaas pronounciation. But like Elias as Ell ee yaas

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