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Origin of the name ILIJA.
Etymology of the name ILIJA.
Meaning of the baby name ILIJA.

  

ILIJA.  Slavic.  A form of Greek Elias (q.v.), meaning "my god (is) Jehovah."  Usage: Bulgaria (Илия), Macedonia, Russia (Илья), Serbia (Илија), and Yugoslavia (Илия).

Ilija, the Muromian (A Russian Legend): In the celebrated town of Murom, in the parish of Karatscharoma, there lived a peasant of the name of Iwan Timofejewitsch, who had a much beloved son, called Ilija, the Muromian.  This son had always to be seated, for he could not use his feet for thirty years; but then he suddenly became well, began to walk, and felt himself endowed with the strength of a giant... (Fairy Tales and Legends of Many Nations, Burkhardt, 1850)

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