Eli name meaning

Updated: March 13th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Hebrew, Hungarian and English
Usage: English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Faroese and Greenlandic
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Eli e-li
Meaning: Uplifted, Elevation, The Lord is My God, Ascend, My God, Ascent, Defender of Mankind, Height, Ascension, Exalted and the Superior
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What does Eli mean?

The name Eli is of Hebrew origin and means "ascended, high". It is a biblical name, borne by the Prophet Elijah in the Old Testament. The name has been popular in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, when it was introduced by evangelical Christians.

Eli is a unisex name, but is more commonly used as a boy's name.

It is a popular name in the United States, where it ranked at #58 on the Social Security Administration's list of most popular baby names in 2018.

The name Eli has several variations, including Elie, Ely and Elliot.

The name is borne in the Bible by a high priest and judge of Israel.

It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation.

Famous people named Eli include:
Eli Whitney, American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin.
Eli Manning, American football quarterback for the New York Giants.
Eli Wallach, American film, television, and stage actor.
Elijah Wood, American actor best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

There are many reasons why the name Eli is a good choice for a baby.

It has a strong meaning, it is easy to pronounce, and it is versatile enough to be used for either a boy or a girl. Additionally, the name Eli is unique but not too out-there, which makes it perfect for parents who want their child to have a name that will help them stand out from the crowd without being too weird or difficult to pronounce.

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How do I pronounce Eli?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Eli as e-li.

Variants of Eli

Ele, Ali, Ellis, Eleanor, Ella, Callister, Ale, Aali, Al, Amir Ali, Elias, Elijah, Elisa, Elis, Alice, Elliot

Nicknames for Eli

The baby name Eli is already a short name, but some possible candidates include:

Names that rhyme with Eli

How popular is the name Eli?

Eli was a very popular name in United States. Over 121876 babies have been named Eli since 1880. When at the peak of its usage in 2013, 8059 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 43rd position.

However after 187 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still performing better than most of the names. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 50 baby names 3 times Also, Eli was a popular name in England and Wales.

Over 5289 babies have been given the given name in 43 years. At the peak of its usage in 2016, it ranked 105th when 619 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

However after 43 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still going strong on charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 500 baby names 18 times

Eli is a common name in France given to over 424 babies in 14 years.

Currently the name is hotter than ever, the moniker grabbed the 499th spot and 104 baby boys were given the name. However things change on global perspective, Eli is extremely popular in Indonesia where every 1 in 2000 have the name.

Also the baby name is popular in Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Ghana, DR Congo, Nigeria, Peru, Burkina Faso, Venezuela and India. According to our research, at least 370000 people have been bestowed Eli around the globe.

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Eli in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Eli

Stay away from negative people who take away your positive energy and remind you of how ugly this world actually is. We all know that this world is an ugly place to live in, but we have to do everything in our power to improve it. Although you don't pay much attention to your surroundings, you always pay attention to the people you love and the things you care. You will come to see that you are better without those who hurt you.

Other names liked by would be parents that are similar to Eli

  •  Krystal - Cherished Krystals origin is English, meaning of Krystal is "Precious Stone or Crystal" which is dominantly used in Tamil and Norwegian is used as a gender insensitive name . In 2005, cherished name Krystal elevated to 427th position on list of baby girl names in United States
  •  Raymond - Preeminent and Conifer Raymonds origin is Germanic and Old High German, meaning of Raymond is "Council or Protector, Advice or Protecting Hands" which is used in Norwegian and Swedish is a unisex name
  •  Sandra - Trendy Sandra has its origin in Old Greek language is used as a gender insensitive name and is majorly used in Spanish and Tamil, Sandra means "Defending Men or Protector"
  •  Lindsay - Prominent and Ceaseless Lindsay is originated from Anglo-Saxon and Old English is commonly used in Scottish, English and English, Lindsay means "Lincolns Wetl or Lincolns Island" is a gender insensitive name
  •  Clarence - Desirable and Ceaseless English, Latin and Celtic Clarence is used substantially in Norwegian and English, meaning of Clarence is "Plain or Bright" is used as a gender-neutral name
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Sibling Names for Eli

Introducing a list of sibling names for the adorable name Eli! Eli, meaning "ascended" or "my God," is a popular and meaningful choice for parents. Whether you're looking for a sibling name that fits perfectly with this charming moniker or simply seeking inspiration, we've got you covered with some creative options.

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Brother for Eli

Famous people named Eli

  • Eli Hagen, Norwegian television presenter and the wife and secretary of the Norwegian politician Carl I. Hagen
  • Eli H. Janney, inventor of the modern knuckle coupler that replaced link and pin couplers on North American railroads
  • Eli Jones Henkle, U.S. Congressman
  • Eli Elezra, Israeli professional poker player and businessman
  • Eli Smith, American Protestant Missionary and scholar
  • Eli Beeding, Eli Lackland Beeding Jr
  • Eli Attie, writer, producer, and former political operative
  • Eli Sollied Øveraas, Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
  • Eli Simpson, influential and controversial British caver and speleologist
  • Eli Lotar, French photographer and cinematographer
  • Eli Janney, American record producer and engineer
  • Eli Kirk Price, Philadelphia lawyer
  • Eli Bauer, was born in The Bronx, New York
  • Eli Wilner, is founder of Eli Wilner & Company
  • Eli Jacobs, American financier and attorney
  • Eli Jones, medical doctor in the 19th–20th centuries
  • Eli Perry, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Eli Zeira, former major general in the Israel Defense Forces
  • Eli Fromm, is professor emeritus and Electrical and Computer Engineering Leroy A. Brothers Professor
  • Eli Baruch Shulman, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University's affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and a lecturer at its Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies
  • Eli Biham, Israeli cryptographer and cryptanalyst
  • Eli Yablonovitch, American physicist and engineer who
  • Eli Terry, Eli Terry Sr
  • Eli Franklin Burton, Canadian physicist
  • Eli Coleman, American sexologist
  • Eli Whitney, American inventor best
  • Eli Wallach, American film
  • Eli Siegel, poet, critic, and educator
  • Eli Cohen, Israeli spy
  • Eli Yishai, Israeli politician
  • Eli Manning, NFL biography
  • Eli M. Black, Polish-born American businessman
  • Eli Heckscher, Swedish political economist and economic historian
  • Eli Marrero, former Major League Baseball player
  • Eli Broad, American entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Eli El-Chantiry, Ottawa City Councillor
  • Eli Roth, American film director, producer, writer
  • Eli Thomas Reich, highly decorated United States Navy officer and World War II submarine commander — the only one to sink a battleship during the war
  • Eli Fara, popular Albanian folk singer from Korçë
  • Eli Lilly, American soldier, pharmacist, chemist
  • Eli Lilly, third president ofEli Lilly and Company
  • Eli Gold, American sportscaster
  • Eli Langer, Canadian visual artist
  • Eli Pariser, chief executive of Upworthy
  • Eli Thayer, member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Eli M. Saulsbury, American lawyer and politician
  • Eli Houston Murray, was Governor of Utah Territory between 1880 and 1886
  • Eli P. Ashmun, Federalist United States Senator from Massachusetts
  • Eli Marienthal, American actor
  • Eli Whiteside, American former professional baseball catcher
  • Eli Balas, Israeli professional poker player, based
  • Eli C. D. Shortridge, American politician
  • Eli Geva, Israeli brigade commander,
  • Eli Radish Band, were pioneers of "outlaw country" and "alt-country" music
  • Eli Yatzpan, Israeli television host and comedian

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