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101 Middle Names For Elijah (Cute, Unique, Short Names)

Let’s get right into it. You’re looking for awesome middle names for Elijah, and we’re happy to provide them. Picking middle names can be hard, almost as hard as picking the first name. We aim to ease this process for you. 

What Does The Name Elijah Mean

Elijah is of Hebrew origin and means my God is Yahweh. Elijah was the name of a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker in the Old Testament. At the end of his life, he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire.

Elijah is also featured in the New Testament, he appears with Moses next to Jesus when he is transfigured. The name came into general use in the Middle Ages as it was a name used by a few early saints and it was also quite popular in medieval tales.

Used in medieval England it was usually spelled Elis but died out by the 16th century. It was late revived by the Puritans in the form we now recognize – Elijah – after the Protestant Reformation.

In 2018 Elijah was the 7th most popular boy name in the US and has been gradually rising in popularity. It first hit the top ten names list in 2016 and the top 20 in 2009.

Classic Middle Name For Elijah

  1. Elijah Philip
  2. Elijah Thomas
  3. Elijah David
  4. Elijah Robert
  5. Elijah James
  6. Elijah William
  7. Elijah George
  8. Elijah Jonathan
  9. Elijah Ryan
  10. Elijah Maxwell
  11. Elijah Nicholas
  12. Elijah Alec
  13. Elijah Cole
  14. Elijah Adam
  15. Elijah Caleb
  16. Elijah Sean
  17. Elijah Dominic
  18. Elijah Henry
  19. Elijah Brandon
  20. Elijah Zachary
  21. Elijah Kane
  22. Elijah Ethan
  23. Elijah Mitchell
  24. Elijah Joseph
  25. Elijah Samuel
  26. Elijah Alexander
  27. Elijah Jacob
  28. Elijah Edward
  29. Elijah Benjamin
  30. Elijah Scott
  31. Elijah Charles
  32. Elijah Theodore
  33. Elijah Noah
  34. Elijah Patrick
  35. Elijah Michael
  36. Elijah Theodore
  37. Elijah Patrick
  38. Elijah Daniel
  39. Elijah Harry
  40. Elijah Paul

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Unique Middle Names For Elijah

  1. Elijah Leland
  2. Elijah Neo
  3. Elijah Rey
  4. Elijah Rocco
  5. Elijah Yoseph
  6. Elijah Orlando
  7. Elijah Remi
  8. Elijah Arlo
  9. Elijah River
  10. Elijah Otto
  11. Elijah Gage
  12. Elijah London
  13. Elijah King
  14. Elijah Bell
  15. Elijah Reuben
  16. Elijah Steele
  17. Elijah Case
  18. Elijah Kent
  19. Elijah Cruz
  20. Elijah Eren
  21. Elijah Leander

Modern Middle Names For Elijah

  1. Elijah Sonny
  2. Elijah Finley
  3. Elijah Alexander
  4. Elijah Logan
  5. Elijah Jarrett
  6. Elijah Greyson
  7. Elijah Logan
  8. Elijah Jamie
  9. Elijah Sullivan
  10. Elijah Oscar
  11. Elijah Callum
  12. Elijah Kai
  13. Elijah Jackson
  14. Elijah Freddie
  15. Elijah Deon
  16. Elijah Curtis
  17. Elijah Toby
  18. Elijah Harrison
  19. Elijah Alfie
  20. Elijah Dylan
  21. Elijah McCauley
  22. Elijah Frankie
  23. Elijah Leo
  24. Elijah Riley
  25. Elijah Brayden
  26. Elijah Archie
  27. Elijah Brett
  28. Elijah Austin
  29. Elijah Lucas
  30. Elijah Hunter
  31. Elijah Dalton
  32. Elijah Oscar
  33. Elijah Emmett
  34. Elijah Wesley
  35. Elijah Calvin
  36. Elijah Toby
  37. Elijah Jasper
  38. Elijah Jake
  39. Elijah Brady
  40. Elijah Jackson

Finding The Right Middle Name

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For many parents finding that perfect middle name is just as important as finding the first name.

While other parents allow themselves to have a little more fun when choosing as they feel, the middle name is slightly less important as it is not a name that your child will use every day.

But with that said, do not let the wrong middle name take away from all your hard work of finding the perfect first name.

If you really fancy a challenge, you could go for two middle names. In the US, you’re only legally required to have a first name and a surname on your birth certificate. Anything after that is simply down to personal choice.

Where To Look For Inspiration

As it’s been said most people do not use their middle name on a daily basis so you can take a step away from the more traditional names and opt for something that is a little more weird and wacky. 

Here are a few ideas of where to look for some inspiration for a middle name if you are running out of ideas.

Family Tradition

The most common place to start is with your own family. Many families have a tradition of passing down a middle name from one generation to another or choosing a middle name that begins with a certain letter.

While you may decide on a middle name to honor a relative. This could be a grandparent, uncle, or maiden name.

Take a good look into your family history and you’re sure to find a name that is both perfect for your child and connects them to their family past even before they are old enough to understand the connection.

Two Is Better Than One

Maybe you and your partner had a first name choice that was pipped at the post for a variety of reasons.

The middle name may be a way to use that second place first name in your baby’s full name as their middle name. As most first names also make great middle names, there’s nothing to worry about.

Memories Or Place Names

Celebrities are not the only people who can use place names for their children’s names. They are actually very trendy at the moment.

So if you and your partner have a special place that holds some fond memories or a favorite destination, go for it.

What To Be Careful Of When Choosing That Perfect Middle Name

Middle names are an opportunity to be a little wilder and daring with your children’s names. After all, it is not the name that they will be using every day.

This is why you will often find people with some weird and wonderful middle names that their parents just couldn’t justify as a first name. But there are a few things that you need to consider when choosing that perfect middle name:

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Potential For An Unfortunate Nickname

You need to put yourself into the mind of a child and think as they do. If you can think up some cruel and not nice names to tease your child then you bet that any child in the playground can too. 


Remember that your children’s initials will often be written down on display so you need to ensure that they do not spell out any unfortunate words.

With Elijah as a first name, there is always the chance that their initials could potentially spell out some less than desirable things depending of course on what your surname is.

Flow Of The Entire Name

When you have decided on that perfect first name, along with the perfect middle name and of course you already know the surname, you need to check that it all flows together and is not too clunky when you say it out loud.

If you have any doubts get a second opinion from family and friends and say the full name in the conversation. If the name sounds clunky or you are tripping over your words, there’s a pretty good chance that it is not the right combination of names.

Different Ways To Spell Elijah

As we said earlier there are a few different ways to spell Elijah. Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Ellijah
  2. Ellyjah
  3. Elyjah
  4. Alijah
  5. Elija

Cute Sibling Names That Go With Elijah

If you have more than one child, finding a name that goes well together is another important factor that you may need to consider.

Remember that you will probably say your little one’s names a million times together so it is important that they flow well. Here are a few suggestions for sibling names that work well together.

  1. Elijah and Alexander
  2. Elijah and Gabriel
  3. Elijah and James
  4. Elijah and Matthew
  5. Elijah and Noah
  6. Elijah and Hannah
  7. Elijah and Joanna
  8. Elijah and Mary
  9. Elijah and Lucy
  10. Elijah and Phoebe

The Final Thought

Do not panic if you have come to the end of our list and still not decided on a middle name.

There are so many fantastic names that you are sure to find one and if nothing else our list will give you plenty of options to think about. Once you find the right name you will just know – good luck!