What does Eloy mean?
Eloy /eloy/ [2 sylls.] 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).
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)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Eloy for boys. Eloy was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex position of #725 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Eli (#49 in 2014), Loy, Ely and Elie are the popular varying forms of Eloy. Forms like Eligiusz are uncommon. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2564%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.1902%, ▼25.8%), with the versions Elie, Eloy and Loy becoming less stylish. Eli (#49) is the most chic birth name here, with this name having a rekindling in usage. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Eloy and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)