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"Ilusha" is diminutive of "Ilya." Please add it to the list of related names.
-- fayerman  6/20/2006
Count Ilya Rostov is a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel "War and Peace".
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2006
A Russian name day for Ilya is 1 January according to http://www.niografia.ru/imenini.html
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2007
My brother was named for a Russian gymnist his father admired.
-- Tahemet1491  10/13/2007
This is the name of the Grand Duchess's cab driver in the Disney movie Anastasia.
-- dogstar21  6/13/2008
Ilya Murometz was a mythical Russian hero, the subject of a symphony by Russian composer Reinhold Gliere.
-- Kosta  7/21/2009
There is a famous Russian figure skater named Ilya Kulik. He won the Olympic gold medal in 1998.
-- dlilly  7/3/2010
Ilya 'Gunpowder' Petrovich is the name of a hot tempered police official in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment."
-- Lexxy  7/4/2010
Beautiful name... but sounds a little bit feminine. No offense to anyone.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2010
The name of Vladimir Lenin's father.
-- Missy  5/6/2011
Ilya Bolotowsky (1907–1981) was a leading early 20th-century painter in abstract styles in New York City.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2011
Ilya was the only son of Feodor III of Russia and his wife Agafya.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Ilya Nikolayevich Bryzgalov is a Russian born hockey player who now plays in the United States for the Philadelphia Flyers where he is their goalie.
-- Missy  11/17/2012
I don't see this name as remotely masculine and it's not because it ends with an 'a.' I'm more than fine with joshua, ezra and luca and misha being male names.

I greatly see Ilya as feminine. I prefer it for a female.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  8/30/2014
Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a famous Russian artist known particularly for his painting "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan".
-- speakofthewolf  3/26/2015
I think this name is lovely, and it seems to be particularly agender in my opinion. It has a very elegant, light sound much like many other forms of Elijah.
-- speakofthewolf  3/26/2015
So pretty. It's totally not feminine. Nobody considers names such as Joshua feminine so don't consider this feminine either. It's a pretty name that I'm surprised hasn't caught on over here yet.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2015

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