US Popularity:134
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:High, height; Ascended; My God
Prepare for your capacity to love unconditionally to reach new heights upon baby's arrival! Eli, a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin, is a fitting choice as it means "height" or "ascended." This biblical name also refers to "my God," making it suitable for a parent seeking a symbolic religious name for baby. Eli is a name in its own right and it is also an abbreviated term for Elliot and Elijah.

Famous People Named Eli

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Eli Clark
    Bassist
  • Eli Lilly
    Scientist
  • Eli Manning
    Football Player
  • Eli Tokash
    Broadway Performer
  • Eli Whitney
    Inventor

Eli Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Eli is currently #305 on The Bump
Boy:Eli is currently #174 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Eli is currently #229 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Eli is currently #134 in U.S. births
Boy:Eli is currently #80 in U.S. births
Girl:Eli is currently #4669 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
Gender:
Girl
#8428
in 2023
- 1737
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 131, 392

  • Behind the Name, Eli (1), May 2020

  • Behind the Name, Eli (2), January 2019

  • Abarim Publications, Eli meaning

  • Quranic Names, Eli

  • Name Doctor, Eli

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