Gender: Male Origin of Elio: Italian and Spanish from Greek sun god, Helios

Elio Origin and Meaning

The name Elio is a boy's name of Italian origin.

Elio is a sunny and spirited Italian and Spanish name that makes a great crossover prospect, which could catch on as Enzo has. Elio is also currently popular in France, ranking in the Top 250.

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monkat8778 Says:


This is one of those words/names I learned by reading before hearing it and now I always pronounce it in my head wrong (EEL-ee-oh).

anniebrown01 Says:


I've always wanted to use Leo as a nickname for a boy, but Leo alone is too short for my taste, and I can't decide how I feel about Elliot. I watched CMBYN and read the book and loved both (obviously, beyond amazing) and liked Elio, but I never equated it with my favorite nickname until this moment, and now I kind of think it's perfect!

bordercollie Says:


I absolutely adore this name. It makes a great alternative to everyday Elliot, Eli, Elias, Elijah, etc. I'm fond of softer boy names, especially those with a lot of vowel sounds, and this is one of my favorites.

ceruleanstardust Says:


I like it; it would work as a more unusual alternative to Elias/Elijah. I love the nicknames Eli and Leo/Lio.

mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


After Timothee Chalamet's incredible performance, Im really starting to like this name

Eliane Says:


Technically yes but as it is an Italian name the correct pronunciation is EH-lee-oh.

EW314 Says:


I think this can be pronounced either "EE-lee-oh" or "EH-lee-oh" ("eh" like in kettle).