Ilija is a male name, in Croatia mostly Croatian, but also Serbian. It is one of the most common names (among the top hundred) in Croatia, with over ten thousand namesakes living there.
The relative popularity of names Ilija in Croatia
The name Ilija was the most popular from years 1930 to 1939. The peak year was 1930. It was the least popular from years 2003 to 2013.
Name Ilija is relatively more common in the north of the country. Most of the persons named Ilija live in the following cities and municipalities: Zagreb (over a thousand), Slavonski Brod (over four hundred), Rijeka (over two hundred). Relatively speaking, the city with the highest percentage of namesakes is Biskupija (2.01% of total population).