Elias is a boy name and means the Lord is my God. It is a Hebrew name and its pronunciation is \e-lias\. Other similar names and variants include: Eelia, Eli, Elia, Elice, Elis, Ellice, Elliot, Ellis, Ellsworth, Elsdon, Elston, Elyas. Elias is a very popular first name for men (#452 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2074 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Elias over the years and Elias's popularity rank:

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Famous actors named Elias and their movies

Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas

Born on March 11, 1961

  • Age: 61
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 18
The Fourth Kind

The Fourth Kind

Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Almost an Angel

Directed by: John Cornell

Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Elias Koteas, Doreen Lang


Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, Mia Kirshner



Directed by: Deepa Mehta

Starring: Jessica Tandy, Bridget Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Elias Koteas

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Famous directors named Elias and their movies

Elias Mael
Elias Mael
  • No. of movies: 2
Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Directed by: Elias Mael

Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Directed by: Elias Mael

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Elias a popular name?

Over the years Elias was most popular in 2020. According to the latest US census information Elias ranks #83rd while according to famousnames.vip Elias ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Elias?

According to the US census in 2018, 5931 boys were born named Elias, making Elias the #53rd name more popular among boy names. In 2020 Elias had the highest rank with 5931 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Elias?

Elias is #53rd in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Elias more popular ?

The name Elias was more popular in 2020 with 5931 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Elias

The last time a baby was named Elias was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Elias?

In 2020 there were 5931 baby boys named Elias.

Who is a famous person named Elias?

There a several famous people named Elias, for example actor Elias Koteas, director Elias Mael.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Elias?

A famous actor/actress named Elias is Elias Koteas, starring in 4 movies, including The Fourth Kind and Almost an Angel.

Who is a famous director named Elias?

A famous director named Elias is Elias Mael, who directed 2 movies, including Against the Grain and Against the Grain.