This just seems like a variant of Aaliyah.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2020
I love that IPA alphabet is currently allowed for Italian names. It helps people whose language has more vowels than Italian to understand how to pronounce them!
Felie  4/9/2019
In 2017 were born 1,383 Elia in Italy according to ISTAT.
Felie  4/9/2019
There's a girl in my classes named Elia, it fits her perfectly. It's such a pretty name and it rolls off the tongue like sugar. She pronounces it Ell-Ee-Uh, while others pronounce it uh-lee-uh.
naomi la rizada  3/29/2019
Could be pronounced ee-LIE-ah, like Elijah without the 'j'.
kaykay_  10/28/2015
MUCH prefer the Italian pronunciation (E-Lyuh)

Someone needs to add 'Eliah' to the database. The spelling is more masculine.
I see the name as male definitely, but the spelling of Eliah makes it more male and strong.
― Anonymous User  8/30/2014
Elia is also the Georgian form of Elijah. It is an older form there, though: Ilia is the modern form in Georgia, and is also very common there. Elia is fairly rare, especially when compared to the popularity of Ilia.

In Georgian, Elia is written as: ელია.
Lucille  5/17/2013
Elia is a masculine name? It sounds very feminine and pretty to me, and has only ever been listed on the charts for the US and France as a feminine name. Eli or Elias is a more masculine choice in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2013
Italian pronunciation:


"E" is said quite nearly to "Hey" (exlcuding the "H"). Stress your "I" to "EE." "A" as in "Father." It turns out to be "Lee-Ah," but when spoken normally it typically becomes "Lyah." [noted -ed]
Francesca  9/15/2011
The Dutch pronunciation for Elia is: AY-lee-ah. [noted -ed]
Lucille  6/1/2010
Elia was the pen name of Charles Lamb (1775-1834), an English essayist who has been referred to as the most lovable figure in English literature. "Essays of Elia" was a collection of essays written by him.
SeaHorse15  8/29/2009
Also feminine and Spanish.
meowelers  5/20/2009
I use this as a nickname. (My full name is Eliana.) I pronounce it Eh-lyah. I didn't know it was a male name in Italian. *blush* It seems very feminine to me too.
Elianita  12/17/2008
I have recently read an article about a young Russian woman called Elia. It could either be a Russian name which isn't directly related to the Italian Elia, or the Italian masculine name could have been used as a first name for a girl. After all, Elia *does* look pretty feminine to many people.
LoQuiero  6/21/2008
Elia is also the form of Elijah traditionally used in the Netherlands. [noted -ed]
Lucille  11/2/2007
Elia Kazan was a famous film director.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005

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