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What does Elyot mean?

Elyot Pronunciation of Elyot [ely-ot] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Elyot is "Jehovah is God". Elyot is an alternate form of Elijah (Hebrew): from Eliyahu. Elyot is also a variant of Elliot (Greek, Hebrew).


Elyot has 4 variants: Eliot, Eliott, Elliott and Elyott.

9 more related forms via Elijah, Elliot: Eli, Elia, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Elija, Eljah, Ellis and Ely.

Creative forms:
(male) Elot, Elyest, ..

(female) Elyota, Elyoti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elyot Yoel (E.Y.), ..

How popular is Elyot?

Elyot is an uncommon given name for men. Elyot is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Elyot (outside Top 2000) are Elijah (#11 in recent rankings), Eli (#53), Elias (#100), Elliot (#208), Elliott (#213), Ellis (#419), Eliot (#1103), Ely (#1505), Eliott (#1925), Elie, Elihu and Elija. Other forms, like Eljah, are uncommon. These forms of Elyot reached the height of their popularity 1 year ago (median #970) and have remained as common to this day (#961, 1.3%). The trendier names for newborns in this compilation are Elias, Elliott, Elliot, Eli and Elijah. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elie, Elihu, Elija in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elijah, Eliot, Eliott, Elliot, Elliott in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellis, Ely in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alcot, Amyot, Eldon, Eldor, Elmo, Elof, Eloi, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Elrod, Elroi, Elroy, Elson, Elton, Elvo, Elyas, Emmot and Escot. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elyot.

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