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Who Is The Most Famous Elijah In The World?

Updated December 15, 2020 374 votes 34 voters 11.7k views40 items

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How many celebrities named Elijah can you think of? The famous Elijahs below have many different professions, including notable actors named Elijah, famous athletes named Elijah, and even musicians named Elijah.

Elijah Wood is certainly one of the most famous Elijahs on this list. One of the famous actors named Elijah, he is best known for playing Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Sin City, The Ice Storm, and Everything Is Illuminated are among his other notable films.

Another of the famous people with the first name Elijah is Elijah Cummings. He was a politician and civil rights advocate. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1996 until his death in 2019.

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    Elijah Wood

    1981-01-28
    30

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor, film producer, and DJ. He portrayed Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and in The Hobbit: An Unexpected...  more

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    Elijah Cummings

    1951-01-18
    18

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Elijah Eugene Cummings (born January 18, 1951) is an American politician and the member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th congressional district. The district includes just...  more
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    Elijah Kelley

    1986-08-01
    12

    BirthplaceLaGrange, Georgia, USA

    Elijah Kelley (born August 1, 1986) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He appeared in films such as 28 Days (2000), Take the Lead (2006), Hairspray (2007), Red Tails (2012), Lee Daniels' The...  more
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    Elijah McCoy

    1844-05-02
    17

    BirthplaceColchester, Ontario, Canada

    Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844  – October 10, 1929) was a Canadian-born African-American inventor and engineer who was notable for his 57 U.S. patents, most having to do with the lubrication of steam...  more
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    Elijah Muhammad

    1897-10-07
    12

    BirthplaceSandersville, Georgia, United States of America

    Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was a religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975. He was a mentor to Malcolm...  more
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    Elijah Wald

    1959-01-01
    10

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Elijah Wald (born 1959) is an American folk blues guitarist and music historian. He is a 2002 Grammy Award winner for his liner notes to The Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Box: The Journey of...  more
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    Elijah Pitts

    1938-02-03
    14

    BirthplaceMayflower, Arkansas

    Elijah Eugene Pitts (February 3, 1938 – July 10, 1998) was an American football player, a halfback in the National Football League for eleven seasons, ten with the Green Bay Packers. Late in his...  more
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, USA

    Elijah Blue Allman (born July 10, 1976), known professionally as P. Exeter Blue, is an American musician, and the son of singer Cher and her second husband Gregg Allman. He is the half-brother of...  more
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    Elijah E. Myers

    1832-12-22
    12

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Elijah E. Myers was a leading architect of government buildings in the latter half of the 19th century, and the only architect to design the capitol buildings of three U.S. states, the Michigan State...  more
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    Elijah Paine

    1757-01-21
    12

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, Connecticut, United States of America

    Elijah Paine (January 21, 1757 – April 28, 1842) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont, a United States Senator from Vermont and a United States District Judge of the United States District...  more
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    Elijah H. Mills

    1776-12-01
    14

    BirthplaceChesterfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Elijah Hunt Mills (December 1, 1776 – May 5, 1829) was an American politician from Massachusetts. Mills was born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts. He was educated by private tutors and graduated from...  more
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    BirthplaceQuincy, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Missouri

    Elijah Sherman Grammer (April 3, 1868 – November 19, 1936) was a lumber industry businessman and politician, serving as a Republican Senator from Washington from November 22, 1932 to March 3, 1933....  more
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    Elijah Phister

    1822-10-08
    10

    BirthplaceMaysville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Elijah Conner Phister (October 8, 1822 – May 16, 1887) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. He was born in Maysville, Kentucky. He attended the Seminary of Rand and Richardson in...  more
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    Elijah Burke

    1978-05-24
    8
    Elijah Samuel Burke (born May 24, 1978) is an American professional wrestler and color commentator, better known under the ring names D'Angelo Dinero, Da Pope and Elijah Burke. He started his...  more
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    Elijah Boardman

    1760-03-07
    7

    BirthplaceNew Milford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Elijah Boardman (March 7, 1760 – August 18, 1823) was a senator from Connecticut. Born to a noted and politically connected Connecticut family, he served in the United States Army before becoming a...  more
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    Elijah Dukes

    1984-06-26
    7

    BirthplaceHomestead, Florida

    Elijah David Dukes, Jr. (born June 26, 1984) is an American former professional baseball player. A right-handed outfielder, he played in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and...  more
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    Elijah Taylor

    1990-02-27
    5

    BirthplaceHawera, New Zealand

    Elijah Taylor (born 27 February 1990) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays as a lock, second-row or hooker and is co-captain of the Wests Tigers in the NRL. A New Zealand...  more
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    Elijah Babbitt

    1795-07-29
    4

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Elijah Babbitt (July 29, 1795 – January 9, 1887) was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Babbitt was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He moved with his parents to New York...  more
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    BirthplaceBelchertown, Massachusetts

    Elijah Coleman Bridgman (April 22, 1801 – November 2, 1861) was the first American Protestant Christian missionary appointed to China. He served with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign...  more
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    Elijah Teter

    1984-03-07
    5
    Elijah Teter is a professional snowboarder....
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    BirthplaceAlbion, Maine

    Elijah Parish Lovejoy (November 9, 1802 – November 7, 1837) was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor and abolitionist. He was shot and killed by a pro-slavery mob in...  more
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    Elijah Barrett Prettyman

    1830-01-01
    1

    BirthplacePennsylvania

    For the federal judge of the same name, see E. Barrett Prettyman.Elijah Barrett Prettyman (1830 - 1907) was the second principal of Maryland State Normal School (now Towson University). Prettyman...  more
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    Elijah Porter Barrows

    1807-01-05
    1

    BirthplaceMansfield, Connecticut

    Elijah Porter Barrows (January 5, 1807 – September 14, 1888) was an American clergyman and writer. He was born in Mansfield, Connecticut....  more
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    Elijah Ward

    1816-09-16
    1
    Elijah Ward (September 16, 1816 – February 7, 1882) was a U.S. Congressman during the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era....  more
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    Elijah A. Morse

    1841-05-25
    7

    BirthplaceSouth Bend, Indiana, United States of America

    Elijah Adams Morse (May 25, 1841 – June 5, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, Morse moved to Massachusetts with his parents, who...  more
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