|Word/Name||Russian-language or alternatively Kurdish|
|Meaning||"My god is He" (Hebrew meaning) or "great or glorious" (Kurdish meaning)|
|Related names||Elijah, Ilija, Ilya, Iliya, Ilja, Ilyusha, Ilyushenka, Ilyich, Ilyinichna, Ali or Ilia|
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Ilya, Illya, Iliya, Ilja, Ilija, or Ilia (Cyrillic:Илья) is the East Slavic form of the male Hebrew name Eliyahu (Elijah), meaning "My god is He". It is pronounced with stress on the second syllable. The diminutive form is Ilyusha or Ilyushenka. The Russian patronymic for a son of Ilya is "Ilyich", and a daughter is "Ilyinichna".
Ilya is also a Kurdish name meaning great and glorious.
- Ilya Averbukh, Russian ice dancer
- Ilja Bereznickas, Lithuanian animator, illustrator scriptwriter and caricaturist
- Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey goalie for the Minnesota Wild
- Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer and Soviet cultural ambassador
- Ilya Ilf, Russian author of Twelve Chairs and the Golden Calf'
- Ilya Ilin, Kazakh olympic weightlifter
- Ilya Kabakov, Russian-American conceptual artist of Jewish origin
- Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey winger for SKA Saint Petersburg
- Ilia Kulik, Russian figure skater
- Elia Abu Madi, Lebanese-American poet
- Ilya Mechnikov, Russian Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist
- Ilya Prigogine, Nobel Prize-winning physicist
- Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro, Russian-Jewish-Israeli mathematician
- Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844–1930), Russian painter
- Ilya Salkind, movie producer
- Ilja Szrajbman, Polish swimmer
- Ilya Ulyanov, father of Soviet revolutionary Vladimir Lenin
- Ilya Zhitomirskiy American/Russian founder of Diaspora
- Ilja Hurník Czech composer, pianist and essayist
- Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer Dutch poet, novelist, polemicist and classic scholar
- Ilya Muromets, Russian folk hero
- Elijah, a Hebrew prophet of the ninth century BCE, known in Russian as Ilya
- Ali or Eli (Arabic name), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and the first Imam of shiahs.
- Ilya Pasternak, fictional character from the video game Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
- Illya Kuryakin, a main character in the TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Ilya Tretiak, a character in the 1997 film The Saint
- Ilya in the book Letters from Rifka
- Ilya Afanasyevich Shamrayev, a character in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull
- Ilya Stepanovich Igolkin, a character in Vladimir Obruchev's Plutonia
- Ilya (Ilyusha) Snegiryov, a character in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.
- Ilya (Bristol band), from Bristol
- Ilya (San Diego band)
- "Ilya", a song by Martina Topley-Bird from Quixotic
- Ilya Kaler, violinist
- Ilya Grubert, violinist
- Ilya Lagutenko, lead singer of the Russian rock band Mumiy Troll
- Ilya Petrov, Ceremonial Perfection band, bass guitarist
- Ilya Salmanzadeh, music producer
- Iliya, an asteroid.
- Tabarsi, Ehtejaj, Vol. 1,p.307-308.
- Allameh Amini, Alghadir, Vol. 7,p.78.
- Branch, in East African languages
- "There is" (il y a), in French
- "Irya" (Powerful, Energy, Glorious, Sun), in Sanskrit
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