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Elias is the Latin and Greek equivalent of Elijah (Hebrew Eliyahu, Arabic Ilyas), a prophet in Israel in the 9th century BCE, mentioned in several holy books. Due to his prominent role in the scriptures and to many later traditions associated with him, his name is used as personal male name in numerous languages.


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  1. ^ Yvonne Navarro (2007). First Name Reverse Dictionary: Given Names Listed by Meaning. Second Edition. McFarland & Company. p. 116 pp. ISBN 978-0786429349.