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What does Eloy mean?

Eloy /eloy/ as a boys' name. Eloy's roots are Hebrew and Latin, and Eloy means "high; elect". Eloy is a version of Eli (Hebrew) with the suffix -oy. Eloy is also a derivative of Eligius (Latin).

Associated with: high (great).


Eloy has 3 variants: Elie, Eloi and Ely.

Eloy has 1 more related form via Eli, Eligius: Loy.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Eleu, Eueloy, ..

(female) Elei, Elmy, ..

How popular is Eloy?

Eloy is a somewhat popular first name for males (#869 out of 1220, Top 71%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#114166 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Eloy for boys. Eloy was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #769 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eloy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eloy outside U.S.

Eli (#49 in 2014), Ely (#1548), Loy and Elie are the popular varying forms of Eloy. These forms of Eloy were at the apex of their popularity in 2012 (average #1470) and have remained as popular to this day (#1519, 8.5%). Eli is the most chic birth name here.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli outside U.S.

Similar Names


Eloy is pronounced similarly to Ali, Alia, Alley, Alois, Aly, Eelia, Elia, Eliu, Elli, Elois, Ilia, Ilie, Illya, Ilya, Ola, Olley, Wally, Wiley and Willy. Other recommended names are Cloy, Coy, Croy, Ebby, Eddy, Edom, Edon, Egon, Egor, Eilon, Eion, Ekon, Elam, Elan, Eldon, Eldor, Elex, Eliot, Elis, Elmo, Elof, Elon, Elov, Elrey, Elrod, Elroi, Elroy, Elroye, Elson, Elton, Eluf, Elvo, Elvyn, Elvys, Elwyn, Elyot, Emory, Enok, Enos, Eon, Erly, Erol, Eron, Eros, Eton, Evo, Ewy, Roy and Troy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eloy.