[ 3 syll. e-lia, el-ia ] The baby girl name Elia is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced as ey-LIY-aa- or iy-LAY-aa- †. Elia has its origins in the Gothic, Latin, and Old Greek languages. It is used largely in English, French, Italian, and Hawaiian. Gothic origin, English and French use: It is derived from the word ali which is of the meaning 'foreign, other'. From the short form of other given names, but now used as an independent name in its own right.
In addition, Elia is a contracted form (Italian) of the English, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish Eliana.
Elia is also a form (Hawaiian) of the English Helen.
A form of Elia is the name Eliah.
See also the related form, the Dutch, English, and Scandinavian Ellen.
Elia is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2015, among the family of girl names directly related to Elia, Eliana was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Elia: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"