My name is Ilya and I am Iranian! I do not know exactly how this name came from Russian to Persian, but it is a very pleasant and completely masculine name.
Ilya is an awesome name. I have a brother, he isn't Russian but can speak Russian.
I absolutely love this name and its diminutive Ilyusha. Granted, as a native English speaker, it does sound somewhat feminine to me but I also don't see why that has to be a problem. And as a native speaker, my opinion on its feminity doesn't really matter to Russian speakers. It's a simple yet gorgeous name and feels very elegant to me.
Also Belarusian, spelled Ілья. You'll find numerous bearers on social media. [noted -ed]
Ilya Kovalchuk - NHL'er originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers (now the Winnipeg Jets), currently playing for the LA Kings. Was involved (driver) in a high speed car accident that killed teammate Dan Snider in Buckhead, GA while playing for Atlanta.
How immature are you that you judge names from other cultures by the standard of your own, and say "Oh this name is totally feminine"? Even when some of you have admitted that names like Joshua aren't feminine despite also ending in -a. Not everyone in the world has English as a first language, or even speaks English, so get over yourself.
Ilya Kuryakin was David McCallum's character in the TV series The Man from UNCLE.
No one mentioned Ilya from Fate/Stay Night! I'm stunned.
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.
Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a famous Russian artist known particularly for his painting "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan".
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.
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.
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.
Ilya was the only son of Feodor III of Russia and his wife Agafya.
Ilya Bolotowsky (1907–1981) was a leading early 20th-century painter in abstract styles in New York City.
The name of Vladimir Lenin's father.
Beautiful name... but sounds a little bit feminine. No offense to anyone.
Ilya 'Gunpowder' Petrovich is the name of a hot tempered police official in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment."
There is a famous Russian figure skater named Ilya Kulik. He won the Olympic gold medal in 1998.
Ilya Murometz was a mythical Russian hero, the subject of a symphony by Russian composer Reinhold Gliere.
This is the name of the Grand Duchess's cab driver in the Disney movie Anastasia.
My brother was named for a Russian gymnist his father admired.
A Russian name day for Ilya is 1 January according to
Count Ilya Rostov is a character in Leo Tolstoy's novel "War and Peace".
"Ilusha" is diminutive of "Ilya." Please add it to the list of related names.

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