From the experts:
Eli--a solid Biblical name with lots of spirit and energy -- shot up the popularity charts in the 90's and 00's, but has plateaued a bit in popularity since.
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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