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Eli

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Height
  • #651 All Time
  • #49 in 2014
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4k Ely (English)

How popular is the name "Eli" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 73 0 73
1881 97 0 97
1882 94 0 94
1883 82 0 82
1884 67 0 67
1885 56 0 56
1886 66 0 66
1887 51 0 51
1888 75 0 75
1889 60 0 60
1890 49 0 49
1891 49 0 49
1892 60 0 60
1893 53 0 53
1894 60 0 60
1895 55 0 55
1896 43 0 43
1897 39 0 39
1898 46 0 46
1899 38 0 38
1900 45 0 45
1901 45 0 45
1902 51 0 51
1903 47 0 47
1904 43 0 43
1905 43 0 43
1906 44 0 44
1907 50 0 50
1908 55 0 55
1909 60 0 60
1910 63 0 63
1911 81 0 81
1912 159 0 159
1913 167 0 167
1914 208 0 208
1915 269 0 269
1916 277 6 271
1917 246 0 246
1918 287 0 287
1919 241 0 241
1920 259 7 252
1921 296 5 291
1922 275 0 275
1923 260 0 260
1924 247 0 247
1925 291 0 291
1926 266 0 266
1927 224 0 224
1928 215 0 215
1929 198 0 198
1930 192 0 192
1931 172 0 172
1932 186 0 186
1933 157 0 157
1934 176 0 176
1935 175 0 175
1936 160 0 160
1937 144 0 144
1938 119 0 119
1939 110 0 110
1940 140 0 140
1941 130 0 130
1942 130 0 130
1943 118 0 118
1944 123 0 123
1945 125 0 125
1946 116 0 116
1947 143 0 143
1948 137 0 137
1949 125 0 125
1950 139 0 139
1951 142 0 142
1952 140 0 140
1953 125 0 125
1954 134 0 134
1955 120 0 120
1956 152 0 152
1957 129 0 129
1958 118 0 118
1959 145 0 145
1960 147 0 147
1961 148 0 148
1962 139 0 139
1963 138 0 138
1964 122 0 122
1965 117 0 117
1966 115 0 115
1967 126 0 126
1968 139 0 139
1969 128 0 128
1970 233 0 233
1971 268 0 268
1972 271 5 266
1973 345 7 338
1974 377 5 372
1975 338 0 338
1976 393 12 381
1977 480 7 473
1978 448 6 442
1979 497 0 497
1980 545 9 536
1981 554 5 549
1982 514 10 504
1983 531 12 519
1984 513 7 506
1985 564 10 554
1986 568 5 563
1987 553 6 547
1988 553 11 542
1989 633 9 624
1990 675 8 667
1991 724 13 711
1992 718 12 706
1993 887 14 873
1994 895 14 881
1995 865 16 849
1996 879 8 871
1997 863 12 851
1998 1,014 19 995
1999 1,065 16 1,049
2000 1,468 9 1,459
2001 1,642 21 1,621
2002 1,942 18 1,924
2003 1,989 16 1,973
2004 2,560 42 2,518
2005 2,700 18 2,682
2006 3,003 22 2,981
2007 3,253 20 3,233
2008 4,528 20 4,508 #99 boy name
2009 4,933 28 4,905 #90 boy name
2010 6,580 30 6,550 #65 boy name
2011 7,236 38 7,198 #58 boy name
2012 8,078 31 8,047 #44 boy name
2013 7,949 36 7,913 #43 boy name
2014 7,449 21 7,428 #49 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Eli? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94,839 babies born with the name Eli in the United States. That's more than enough Elis to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 73 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Eli" was in 2012 with a total of 8,047 babies. (That's a lot of baby Elis)

According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Eli" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 109 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 2,560 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Eli popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Eli" mean? The list below shows the origins of Eli as well as things modernly associated with the name Eli such as celebrities named Eli.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Eli

The name "Eli" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Height". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Eli Manning

Eli Manning is a NFL player. Eli was born in 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Eli Roth

Eli Roth is an actor, animator, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Eli was born in 1972 as Eli Raphael Roth in Newton, Massachusetts, US.

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Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney is an engineer. Eli was born in 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts, British America.

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Eli Marienthal

Eli was born in 1986 in Santa Monica, California, United States.

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Eli Marrero

Eli Marrero is a MLB player. Eli was born in 1973 in Havana, Cuba.

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Eli Harris

Eli was born in 1976.

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Alternative Meanings

E is for extra, those little things you do!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

Your name in reverse order is "Ile". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lei". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Eli born Dec 21, 1980

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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