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I’m okay when it’s pronounced the English way, though I really like the more “European” ways to pronounce the name. It’s a very handsome name either way and a very good meaning. Prefer this over Elijah.
DanielRivera  4/15/2018
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I like Elias, though I would mainly use it as a middle name. Mainly because I am an Atheist. Anyways, this name is one of my favorite male names.
SapphireLace  1/9/2018
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This may have been the character's surname, but "Elias" is what everyone calls Willem Dafoe's character in "Platoon."
erb816  10/1/2017
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I like Elias more then Elijah, mainly because Elijah is more popular, and Elias can also be shortened to Eli. I also like the spelling Ilyas, but people in the US would not be able to pronounce or spell Ilyas.
XironDarkstar  9/29/2017
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I think this name sounds too feminine, along with Elijah.
leoBeyene2002  9/16/2017
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Also Arabic variant transcription of Ilyas (إلياس).
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/27/2016
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I prefer this name over Elijah though Elijah is a good name as well. When it comes to choosing between the two, I would mainly pick Elias. (:
― Anonymous User  9/26/2016
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I named my son Eliaz (eh-LEE-as) back in 2009, it means the Lord is my God.
Sum1  6/26/2016
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Nice! Elijah and Elias and other forms are just wonderful.
Eileen1209864  6/13/2016
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It sounds strong and confident. I like its overall vibe as well the other form, Elijah. Also, its many pronunciations allow for individuality in the person named Elias.
Kidwins9  10/20/2015
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A handsome and beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2015
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A superb, flawless name! Then again, I like most forms of "Elijah".
Ali Hassan  1/28/2015
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I think Elias is such a fun name, I like the pronunciation eh-lie-as.
EqualityandLoveRall  5/20/2014
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Pronounced ee - LYE - us in English, Eli could also be a nickname. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  3/3/2012
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Not only is this Walt Disney's middle name, it is also his father's first name.
C-Ticket  7/26/2011
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A famous bearer is Elias Andra, drummer for Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise.
Aliro  11/3/2009
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Though perhaps only American (contemporary?), this name may also be pronounced "ee LYE as," just as Eli is pronounced "EE lye" but would be "eh lee" in most European countries.
my_name_isobel  5/16/2009
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A "Famous Bearer" of this name is a city on the computer game "LaTale".
LilSingstarEeyore  1/13/2009
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Bo Diddley's "real" name is Ellas Otha Bates.
Kosta  5/1/2008
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This is a wonderful and meaningful name. It suits a little boy well, and also a grown man. I only hope that, with the growing popularity of Biblical names, this doesn't become popular. I hate trendy names.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2008
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Somewhat overused in Norway (and perhaps the rest of Scandinavia). Every single 5-year-old seem to have this name.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2008
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Canadian actor Elias Koteas is perhaps most famous for playing Casey Jones in the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.
Ocarius  11/30/2007
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Czech and Slovak form is Eliáš.
Name Day: 20th July (Czech).
Pronounced as "E-lee-ah:sh".
Maggie_Simpson  11/12/2007
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Elías is the correct Spanish form of Elijah, *not* Elias. [noted -ed]
Lucille  11/2/2007
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My 2 year old son's name is Elias, and I pronounce it eh-Lie-us.
janjan21  5/26/2007
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I pronounce it eh-LIE-us. Like Major Elias Norton.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2007
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The German synthpop group Wolfsheim have a song called "Elias."
Valis  1/30/2007
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Elias here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  10/24/2006
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In Finnish and Swedish there is a related name Eliel. Eliel Saarinen was a famous Finnish architect.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2006
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Pronounced eh-LEE-ahs in Germany. [noted -ed]
JHK  9/2/2006
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Elias Lönnrot was the author of Kalevala.
Vodrilus  4/7/2006
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You see Elias a lot in the New Testament of the Bible in place of Elijah.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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I am in love with a man with this name and I think it is a wonderful name. It's unique, but beautiful.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2005
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Elias is also the form most used in Sweden. We pronounce it as "Eh-LEE-us". Elis (EH-lees) is a Swedish short form of Elias. [noted -ed]
Ylva  11/17/2005
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Elias is the middle name of the ever famous Walt Disney.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2005
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This is also the German version of the name "Elijah". [noted -ed]
Runa  8/11/2005

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