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What does Eligius mean?

Eligius Pronunciation of 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


VARIANTS Eligia, Eligio, Eligiusz, Eloi, Eloy, Loy

FEMININE FORMS Eligia, Elita, Ligia



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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?

Prominent varying forms of Eligius (NOT RANKED) are Eloy and Loy. These relations of Eligius were popular as birth names in the 1930s (AVERAGE #781). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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 sound-alike 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.