Boy name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : The Lord is God
- English, Greek, Hebrew : My God is Jehovah, variation of Elias from Elijah
Family name origins & meanings
- English and Welsh : from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah (see Elias). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.