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What does Eligius mean?

Eligius Pronunciation of Eligius [eligius] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Eligius is "elect". Saint Eligius was a seventh-century French metalworker and engraver of coins who later founded a monastery and a convent. He is patron saint of blacksmiths, watch-makers, and those who care for horses. Literary: Chaucer, in "The Canterbury Tales" (14th century) wrote "By Saint Loy", using the common medieval form of the name.

Associated with: saint, monastery, makers (occupational), medieval.


Eligius has 6 variants: Eligia, Eligio, Eligiusz, Eloi, Eloy and Loy.

3 feminine forms: Eligia, Elita and Ligia.

Creative forms:
(male) Elgius, Eligier, ..

(female) Eligies, Eligina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eligius Orin (E.O.), ..

How popular is Eligius?

Eligius is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Eligius is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Eligius (not ranked) are Loy and Eloy. These relations of Eligius were popular as birth names in the 1930s (average #781). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eloy, Loy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eligius and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aigeus, Alexius, Aloisius, Blasius, Clitus, Efigenius (see Efigenio), Egidius, Eigil, Eldis, Eldous, Elgin, Elgine, Elias, Elihu, Elis, Elisud, Eliu, Ellis, Elliss, Elois, Elvis, Elviss (see Elvis), Esavius (see Eusebius), Flavius, Pelagius, Sergius and Sirius. These names tend to be more commonly used than Eligius.