Used by author J. K. Rowling for a minor character in her 'Harry Potter' series. The name “Eliphas” is inspired by "Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant)" French occult author and ceremonial magician. The name is used as a diminutive form of Alphonse. This name means Eager for war, ready for battle, noble and brave. The name derives from Germanic (Gothic) name “Adalfuns / Hildefons”, composed of two elements: “*hildio / adal” (hard, strong, noble) and “*funs” (willing, eager, brave).