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

The name Elio is a boy's name of Italian origin. Elio and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "GP or usable?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Elio

Elio Di Rupo, 50th prime minister of Belgium
Elio (born Stefano Belisari), Italian musician of band Elio e le Storie Tese
Elio de Angelis, Italian racing driver
Elio Petri, Italian political filmmaker

Pop Culture References for the name Elio

Elio Perlman, main character in book/film "Call Me By Your Name"


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).