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Eli

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109k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Eli mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Eli

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

Wiktionary

Hebrew עֵלִי (“ascent”); cognate to the Arabic-derived Ali.

  1. A male given name of Biblical origin.
  2. (biblical) The priest who brought up Samuel.

From the name of Elihu Yale.

  1. A student at Yale University.

    Eli was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Norwegian, and Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Eli

    Eli Roth is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1996. Eli was given the name Eli Raphael Roth on April 18th, 1972 in Newton, Massachusetts, US. Eli is also known as David Kaufbird and Eli R. Roth.

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    Eli Whitney was an engineer. Eli was born on December 8th, 1765 in Westborough, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on January 8th, 1825.

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    Eli Wallach was an actor. He was most prominent from 1945 to 2014. Eli was given the name Eli Herschel Wallach on December 7th, 1915 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. He passed away on June 24th, 2014.

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    Eli Manning is a football player. Eli was born on January 3rd, 1981 in New Orleans.

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    Eli was born on November 11th, 1982 in Hagerstown, Maryland, United States.

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    Eli Broad is a founder, the broad foundations; co-founder, kb home; founder, sunamerica, kb home, and american international group. Eli was born on June 6th, 1933 in Bronx, New York City, U.S.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Eli

    Eli is a singing, rapping, actor, singer, and rapper. Eli was given the name Ellison Kyong Jae Kim on March 13th, 1991 in Los Angeles.

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    Beatrice Eli is a pop music, alternative rock, dance music, and indie pop musician. She has been prominent since 2012. Beatrice was given the name Beatrice Elin Elisabeth Blennberger on January 9th, 1987 in Stockholm.

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    Diego Eli is a soccer player for the Eastern Sports Club, Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul, Esporte Clube Pelotas, Londrina Esporte Clube, Esporte Clube Avenida, Goiatuba Esporte Clube, Clube Esportivo Bento Gonçalves, Juventus Atlético Clube, and Tuen Mun SA. Diego was born on September 4th, 1988 in Santo Antônio da Platina. Diego is also known as Diego Eli.

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    Bobby was born on March 2nd, 1946.

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    Billy was born in 1962.

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    Ayers was born on May 9th, 1778. He died on April 25th, 1822.

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    How popular is the baby 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 126 0 126
    1954 135 0 135
    1955 120 0 120
    1956 152 0 152
    1957 129 0 129
    1958 117 0 117
    1959 146 0 146
    1960 148 0 148
    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 269 5 264
    1973 345 7 338
    1974 377 5 372
    1975 341 0 341
    1976 393 12 381
    1977 481 7 474
    1978 449 6 443
    1979 497 0 497
    1980 545 9 536
    1981 554 5 549
    1982 514 10 504
    1983 532 12 520
    1984 515 7 508
    1985 567 10 557
    1986 568 5 563
    1987 554 6 548
    1988 553 11 542
    1989 633 9 624
    1990 675 8 667
    1991 724 13 711
    1992 719 12 707
    1993 890 14 876
    1994 902 14 888
    1995 877 16 861
    1996 889 8 881
    1997 865 12 853
    1998 1,018 19 999
    1999 1,071 16 1,055
    2000 1,471 9 1,462
    2001 1,645 21 1,624
    2002 1,942 18 1,924
    2003 1,991 16 1,975
    2004 2,561 42 2,519
    2005 2,701 18 2,683
    2006 3,005 22 2,983
    2007 3,255 20 3,235
    2008 4,532 20 4,512 #99 boy name
    2009 4,937 29 4,908 #90 boy name
    2010 6,587 31 6,556 #65 boy name
    2011 7,240 38 7,202 #58 boy name
    2012 8,090 31 8,059 #44 boy name
    2013 7,964 36 7,928 #43 boy name
    2014 7,499 22 7,477 #49 boy name
    2015 7,149 27 7,122 #53 boy name
    2016 7,079 33 7,046 #52 boy name

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    Popularity of Eli as a first name

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    Popularity of Eli as a last name

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    Common last names for Eli

    • Miller
    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Johnson
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Cohen
    • Martin
    • Jackson
    • Yoder
    • Wilson
    • Anderson
    • Green
    • Thomas
    • Robinson
    • Phillips
    • Moore
    • Cooper

    Common first names for Eli

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Eli U.S.
      White 58.23% 64.26%
      African American 21.27% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.82% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 2.25% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 4.86% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.57% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Eli

    People with the last name Eli are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Eli

    • How Popular is the name Eli? Eli is the 610th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Eli was the 52nd most popular name. As a last name Eli was the 16,881st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Eli have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 109,235 babies born with the first name Eli in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eli to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eli? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 73 new born babies.
    • When was Eli first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eli is Tuesday, September 10th, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Eli born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eli was in 2012 with a total of 8,059 babies. That's a lot of babies named Eli!
    • Random Eli Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eli ranks 45th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 39 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2015.
    • Weird things about the name Eli: Your name in reverse order is Ile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lie. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Eli? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,688 people with the last name Eli.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eli? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eli as their last name since less than 1 person in 175k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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