Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Chosen, to choose
Of course, baby is your chosen one! Made for a mighty calling, Eligius is a masculine name of Latin origin, meaning “chosen.” Flowing forth from the Latin word _eligere_, which means “to choose,” and the word _eligible_, the name Eligius commemorates the moment your little creation carves out a life of their own. This name also has Swiss roots and is an incredibly popular choice in this beautiful country. Baby Eli will fit right in on these European streets, sharing the sidewalk with the likes of Swiss Olympic cross-country skier Eligius Tambornino. Plus, Saint Eligius—the saint of veterinarians, cartwrights, goldsmiths, and watchmakers—is particularly venerated in Switzerland and the canton of Lucerne.
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