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I think Elijah is a really beautiful name. Strong, biblical and elegant. Eli would make for a very sweet nickname, as well. I love it.
One of the coolest names ever!
I think it can work for boys and girls by the way, great name!
Very, very handsome name. Sounds very strong and agile. I like it a lot, and I find it very fashionable. You can't go wrong with this name, ever. One of my absolute favorite boy names.
This is not a female name at all. Just because you give this name to a girl doesn't make it a girl's name. Elijah in the Old Testament was a MAN so it's clearly a boy's name. Please stop giving your daughters random boy names. Girls need to start having their own names.
Pretty handsome name, I like it.
I think Elijah isn’t just masculine, I think it could also work for a girl as well.
I'm not sure what caused this name to rise so rapidly in the popularity charts, particularly in the United States. I suppose Jacob's reign made other, previously less common Biblical names more palatable to the general population (Isaac, Caleb, etc. - the trajectories match). But I have a feeling what *really* shot Elijah's popularity through the roof, or at least massively helped, was the actor Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He'd already been known as a child star, but after LotR he was iconic - no one else could've played that role like he did. And aside from the Biblical character, he's the only famous Elijah I can think of. ("Fellowship of the Ring" came out in 2001, for reference.)

As for my opinion of the name, it's a good one. Not my absolute favorite, but a good thing to be called. It's soft without being weak (so not overly macho), and you get the nickname Eli out of it.
It's not bad, but it feels boring and just, I don't know even what to say, but yes, basically just boring.
I think it could work on a girl.
Elijah is a really handsome name for a young boy and a grown man.
It’s very cute. Eli is a very cute nickname.
Elijah Best.
Elijah was a prophet from the late Old Testament from the Bible, he was able to see visions and predicted the fate of Israel.
I prefer Elisha, Elijah feels weird because of I and j next to each other but you know..
It's very sweet and gentle.
This name sounds very cool to my ears.
Makes me think on an old African-American grandma, I don't know why people say it's masculine or not girly.
It's a strong, versatile name with significant biblical meaning. It will only just keep getting more popular and will be at the top of the charts for years to come and I understand why.
Strong Old Testament name that's become extremely popular and will only get more popular - I like how it can also suit both white and black males.
No disrespect, but I literally cannot see the name Elijah on a girl.
How in the world do some people see this as feminine?

I can only picture Elijah on a boy.
I love this name for a boy.
Also I like it as "E-LIE-Jah".
Not a big fan of this name. Not a fan of the pronunciation and it only seems to suit whiny little ratbags.
Elijah sounds very nice but it's gotten rather common. It sounds very masculine and doesn't suit a girl at all.
Elijah is Biblical. The book of Kings. It is the name of my oldest son. If anyone should want to make a comment or judge anyone by their name I would suggest some research first as I would do with your own name if required religious, Christian or not. That is exactly what I did before I named my son. I read the book. Elijah is a very unique and impressive character in Yahwehs word.
This is the sort of name that only fits annoying little boys.
Ngl Elijah is one of the ugliest names I've ever heard, all of the Elijah's I've met, have been so arrogant and egotistical.
My name is Elijah and pronounced "Ee-LIE-juh." It's different from anybody in my Church and kinda makes it seem special. And the guy rode a fire chariot, I mean, how many of us got to do that?
Awesome name!
Elijah Kamski is a character from a video game named Detroit: Become Human.
Elijah Kamski from DBH.
Pronounced: ə-LIE-zhə (english, ə-LIE-jə (English)
My name is Elijah and mum's Sarah. She says it’s not girly.
It's okay, not too fond of it though.
I realize that Elijah may sound feminine because it rhymes with Sarah, therefore people attempt to try to make Elijah strictly a girl's name because of that. Nevertheless, Elijah is a boy's name. If this name is going to become unisex, it should at least be common for males at all times. Elijah is all boy to me and it's noble, but sooo common.
Elijah is a strong sounding name, but for some reason I don't like it that much.
Ohhhhhhh... awwwwwwwwe... Eli is sexy... this is a boy named Elijah.
Elijah is not girly, check yourself.
I hate this name! It sounds so girrrrlyy! Therefore I love it for a girl and loathe it on a boy.
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Elijah who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 328th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Wow I did not realize how common it is now!
The first time I ever heard this name or recall hearing this name was in my teens because of Elijah Woods. It had nothing to do with the actor himself (though I am a fan of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit). Just the sound and the look of the name I fell in love with. Little did I know that a decade plus later that I would decide to name my one and only son (let alone only child) with that name. I am a little sad that it is so popular though, I personally thought I was being unique in a way (my name is Shauna, so there aren't too many with that name either). I wanted to keep the same concept, unfortunately everywhere we go there is always another Elijah. But the fair decision I made was that since I decided his first name his father could decide his middle. He chose ST. John (his name is John, though he is no saint...) So in the end, I still have my child with a unique name that both his father and myself love. But there is also the fact that ST. John the Baptist was said to be the next Elijah, which there are discrepancies about but we had no idea of the relation until just before I gave birth in October of last year. It's strange how things come together like that, I guess all things do happen for a reason!
A real classic and Eli is a good nickname.
I really hate this name for some reason. Seems too complicated. I like Eli much more. It's easier to pronounce and easy to spell.
Oh my God, Elijah really is a Hebrew name? We named our first son Elijah and our second son Ezra. Both are of Hebrew origin. Interesting. Elijah definitely sounds modern to me. I would never associate it with anything Hebrew. Interesting. It's a lovely name.
I think this name sounds too feminine, along with Elias.
"Elijah" is the title of a song by American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter Rich Mullins on his 1986 self-titled album. The song was partially inspired by the death of John Lennon, whom Mullins admired. "Elijah" was later covered by Gary Chapman as part of the 1998 album 'Awesome God: A Tribute to Rich Mullins', released about a year after Mullins' own death.
My name is Elijah and I love it. It suits me and can easily be said.
I love this name for a boy! Totally one to consider.
Cute, honest and magnificent. I almost hate to see it as popular because how many people can live up to it? The popularity is clearly due to the actor Wood, who played the amazing character Frodo, written by JRR Tolkien.
I really like this name; it makes me think of a guy with an unusual (but not bad) sense of fashion and a talent for art and music. However, I hate that it's become so common and I really, really hope the large amount of Elijahs growing up today doesn't cause the name to lose the personality that radiates from it.
A very strong name, quite popular but still very great.
I know a female here in the U.S. with this given name. It really suits her! (I kind of like it as a girl's name! ^_^)
It's beautiful. I think only so many males are worthy of this name. It's just a classic, amazing name.
One of the original vampires from The Vampire Diaries is named Elijah. He's also in the spin-off series The Originals.
Elijah is such a cute, handsome, classic name! It's a perfect choice for a boy and ages very well. I ♥ how Elijah has a religious meaning. ^___^
I love this name, but it's become too trendy because of the actor. Then again the actor is what led me to like it in the first place. Intense and strong, it's sexy and boyish at the same time!
Absolutely wonderful name. How it only has a 63% approval rating is beyond me!
The Turkish form of this name is İlyas. [noted -ed]
Related name: Joel.
A non-traditional interpretation of this name (which we use) is "raised up by YAHWEH."

We get that meaning by replacing the
http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H410&t=KJV version of "Eli"

With the
http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H5941&t=KJV version of "Eli."
I like this name, but I would like it a lot more if it wasn't so common.
I was beyond surprised to see how popular this name has gotten.
I love this name, but it's became too common.
Pronounced eh-lee-yah.
This name doesn't remind me of Elijah Wood at all. Then again, I have no idea who he is.

Anyways, Elijah is a really strong, sexy name. Love it.
This name is so nauseatingly trendy. I have a hard time taking an adult Elijah seriously because of its rabid overuse. The meaning may be nice, but face it, a lot of people are in love with it.
I personally really like the name Elijah, I like the meaning of the name. Elijah is a strong and powerful name, Elijah also means the Lord is my God.
Elijah Patricius Hewson. What a name! Poor kid. He's Bono's son!
Pronunciation ee-lie-ran.
I have never like the sound of this name. It just doesn't sound pleasant. Plus, it makes me think of Elijah Wood, and I do NOT like that guy. I won't get into that rant, but it's not because of his roles, as I've never watched a movie with him in it.
Pronounced "E-li:yah".
This name along with Isaiah, are my favorite names for boys. I love the meaning of this name as well as how it looks.
When I hear this name I think of the loud mouthed, ugly hobbit Elijah Wood. He messed up the name royaly.
I love the sound of this name. This is the middle name of my husband Jacob Elijah. I think it sounds quite nice. I will possibly use this as a middle name for a future son.
My nephew's name is Elijah. I also have two good childhood friends who named their firstborn sons this. I think the name is fantastic, wholesome and strong. I also like the nickname Eli.
I don't really like the name Elijah, although according to my poll a lot of people do.
I LOVE this name! To me, it sounds very masculine, and strong, as well as caring and considerate. And Elijah Wood makes it all the better.
I love the name Elijah! I don't really like the name Eli, but it's okay.
Ee-LIE-zha is the original Hebrew pronunciation. Ee-LIE-juh is an Anglicized pronunciation and does make the name sound more masculine. You aren't "required" to pronounce it the Hebrew way. I also don't think it sounds outdated or old fashioned. Actually, it sounds like a modern name to me.
Why contribute false information?! What you had written is inverted. The original Hebrew pronunciation is Ee-LIE-juh and Ee-LIE-zha is the Anglicized one.
I pronounce this name eh-LYE-juh, not eh-LYE-zha. The latter sounds too much like Eliza.
I personally think it sounds better pronounced EL-ee-yuh, but ee-LY-zha sounds good too.
Elijah Sage Thompson is the son of the author Darren Bonapart.
I love this name. It is so handsome. I would definitely use it. I like Elijah William/William Elijah.
I love this name, and think it's strong, heroic and handsome.
I like the name, but I'm not sure if I would ever use it. It seems too feminine to me. It reminds of "Eliza".
I just love this name. Masculine, rolls smoothly off the tongue, and it's a name you can grow up with.
I love this name. I love the spelling and I love how it sounds. Plus it has the great nickname Eli.
I like this name a lot, and the nickname Eli is really sexy.
My nephew's name is Elijah. I have to be honest that I never liked this name. It sounds so old fashioned. Of course I am growing to like it because he is my nephew. I would never use the name for my son.
I like how this name looks, but not how it sounds. I think it sounds best pronounced Ee-LIE-jah.
Famous bearer is actor Elijah Wood.

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