Eli - boys name

Eli name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Eli name meaning:

The name Eli is a unisex name with multiple origins and meanings. In the context of a girl's name, Eli is usually derived from the Hebrew name Eliana. In Hebrew, Eliana means "God has answered" or "God has responded." It is a name that signifies a divine blessing or a sign of God's presence in one's life. Eliana is often chosen for its spiritual connotations, symbolizing faith, prayer, and the belief in a higher power.

The name Eli can also have other origins and meanings. It can be a shortened form of Elizabeth or Eleanor, two popular names with Hebrew and Greek roots respectively. Elizabeth means "pledged to God," while Eleanor means "shining light" or "bright one." These meanings add a sense of strength, devotion, and illumination to the name Eli.

Overall, the name Eli for a girl has a strong spiritual undertone, representing a connection to a higher power and the idea of divine intervention. It embodies qualities of faith, hope, and the belief in the power of prayer.

Origin: Hebrew


Related names

Eli , Ailish , Alzbeta, Annalisa, Anneliese , Bess , Bessie , Bessy, Bethan , Betsey, Betsy , Bette , Bettina, Bettine, Betty , Elia , Elias , Eliasz , Eliot , Eliott , Eliron, Elisai, Elise , Elisse, Eliya , Eliyahu , Eliza , Elizabetta, Eljah, Ellecia, Ellice, Elliot , Elliott , Ellis , Ellisha, Ellison , Elliston, Ellyce, Elsa , Elsbeth , Elsie , Elspeth , Elston, Ely , Elya , Elyakim, Elyakum, Elyce, Elysa , Elysha, Elyssa , Elysse, Elyza , Erihapeti, Ibbie, Ibby, Ilse, Isabeau , Isabela , Isabelle , Isahel, Isahella, Isahelle, Isohel, Izabel , Liane , Lianna , Libba, Libby , Liesel, Liesl, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Lissette, Liz , Lizbeth, Lizette, Lizzie , Lizzy , Tetty, Tibby, Yelizaveta

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Overall UK ranking: 105 out of 4789

570 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (78)
  • Scotland (160)

Historical popularity of Eli

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