Hebrew given name (אלוֹהִים) means - "God; gods" or "powers". Cognate with the Arabic name Ilyah - "God".
In ancient Semitic mythology Elohim is the supreme deity, the demiurge and ancestor.
It is generally thought that Elohim is a formation from eloah, the latter being an expanded form of the Northwest Semitic noun il (אֱל, ʾ El). It is usually translated as "God" in the Hebrew Bible, referring with singular verbs both to the one God of Israel, and also in a few examples to other singular pagan deities.