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Gender: M Meaning of Eli: "ascended, uplifted, high" Origin of Eli: Hebrew Eli's Popularity in 2013: #43

Eli--a solid Biblical name with lots of spirit and energy -- has been bounding up the popularity charts, now firmly in the Top 50 at Number 43.

While Eli is a full name on its own, it can be a shortened form of Elijah, Elias, Eliezer, or even Elliot. CNN anchor Campbell Brown and SNL alum Rachel Dratch chose Eli for their baby boys.

In the Old Testament, Eli was the high priest and last judge of Israel, who trained the prophet Samuel.

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Famous People Named Eli

Elisha "Eli" Manning, American football player; brother of Peyton and Cooper
Eli Roth, American actor and director
Eli Whitney, American inventor
Eli Wallach, American actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Eli

Eli Goldsworthy, character on "DeGrassi"
Eli Sammler, character on "Once and Again"
Eli Lloyd, nurse on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy"
Eli Cottonmouth, from the movie "Dog Days of Summer"
Eli, from the TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Eli, from the book "Not a Drop to Drink"
Eli Navarro, nicknamed Weevil, in the "Veronica Mars" television show & movie
Eli David, the father of Ziva David on the TV show "NCIS"

Eloi, Eloy, Ely

Eli's International Variations

Elie (French)