The name Eli is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "ascended, uplifted, high". Eli is ranked #52 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
Eli--a solid Biblical name with lots of spirit and energy -- has been bounding up the popularity charts, now just outside the Top 50 at Number 52.
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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