US Popularity:11455
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Diety, God; Light, sunray
El is a gender-neutral name with Hebrew and Greek origins that packs plenty of meaning in the two letters it holds. In the Hebrew language, El means “deity” or “god,” and is a unique choice if you want to teach baby that there’s more to life than the physical world. El can also be used as a shortened version of Greek names Eleanor or Helen, which translates to "light" or “sunray.” As you and baby spend time together under the sun, you will be reminded of the warmth that baby brings to your life.

El Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:El is currently #1984 on The Bump
Boy:El is currently #1393 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:El is currently #1105 on The Bump Girl Names

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 1947
- 1144
from 1945
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 130, 132

  • Behind the Name, El, December 2022

  • Abarim Publications, El meaning

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