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Elli (boy)

What does Elli mean?

Elli Pronunciation of Elli [el-li] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Elli) is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Elli is "Jehovah is God". Elli is a version of Elias (Greek, Hebrew). Elli is also a variation of Ellis (Hebrew). See also Ellsworth, Elsdon and Elston.


Elli has 7 variants: Eelia, Eli, Elia, Elie, Ilia, Ilie and Ilya.

9 more related forms via Elias, Ellis: Elice, Eliot, Elis, Ellice, Elliot, Elliss, Ellyce, Elyas and Ilja.

Creative forms:
(male) Eali, Eldi, ..

(female) Elei, Eleli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elli Kamron (E.K.), ..

How popular is Elli?

Elli is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#80216 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Elli (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Eli (#53 in 2015), Elias (#100), Elie, Eliot (#1103), Elis, Elliot (#208), Ellis (#419), Ellsworth, Elston and Elyas. Other forms, like Elliss, are uncommon. These forms of Elli were popular with parents less than a decade ago (usage of 0.7%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.7%, 0.6%). Eli is more universally found than the rest, although Elias seems to be getting popular too, while Ellsworth is now less popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elie, Eliot, Elliot in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellis, Ellsworth, Elston, Elyas in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elis, Elliot, Ellis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elli is alike in pronunciation to Ali, Alia, Alley, Allie, Alois, Aly, Eliu, Eloi, Elois, Eloy, Ely, Illya, Ola, Olley, Ollie, Wallie, Wally, Willi, Willie, Willy and Wylie. Other recommended names are Atli, Deli, Edlin, Efi, Eilif, Elam, Elami, Elan, Eldin, Eldis, Elex, Elgin, Eljin, Ellair, Ellar, Elmir, Elmo, Elof, Elon, Elov, Elroi, Eluf, Elvin, Elvio, Elvis, Elvo, Elwin, Emlin, Eri, Erki, Erl, Erle, Erlie, Erly, Ezri, Gili, Hali, Heli, Juli, Pali and Vali. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elli.

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