The name Eli is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "ascended, uplifted, high". Eli is ranked #54 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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.
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