What does Eli mean?
Biblical: Eli was a priest and judge who brought up the prophet Samuel. A holy name that was popular among Puritans in the 17th century. It is also used as a nickname for Elias, Elijah, Eliot and Elisha. American inventor Eli Whitney; author Elie Wiesel; actor Eli Wallach.
Eli▲ has 25 more different relations via Elias, Elie, Elijah, Eliot, Elisha: Eelia, Elia, Elias▲, Eliasz, Elice, Elihu, Elija, Eliot, Eliott, Elis, Elisee, Eliseo, Eliso, Eljah, Elli, Ellice, Elliot▲, Ellis▲, Elyas, Elyot, Ilia, Ilie, Ilija, Ilja and Ilya.Kreatif forms: Eieli, Eliei, Elieu. [more]
How popular is Eli?
Eli is a very popular first name for men (#534 out of 1220, Top 44%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#17799 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Eli for boys. Eli reached its peak position of #43 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #49. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Elias (#103 a year ago), Elie, Elijah (#11), Eliot, Elis, Eliseo (#952), Elisha (#739), Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Eloy and Ely are the prominent related forms of Eli (#49 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000. These forms of Eli were favored by parents today (median #626), except for the versions Elie, Elisha and Eloy which have become less fashionable. The most trendy baby names here are Eli, Elias, Elijah, Elliot and Ellis, and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for these names.
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Eli▲ is pronounced similarly to Ali▲, Alia, Allie▼, Alois▼, Aly, Eliu, Elois, Ola, Ollie▼, Willi and Wylie▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Efi and Eri. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eli.