The name Elliot is a boy's name meaning "Jehovah is God". Elliot is ranked #161 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Rock Star Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
Elliot (which boasts several spellings depending upon how many 'l's or 't's you want to use) is a winner -- it has the ideal quality of being neither too common nor weirdly unique. Elliot had a style boost back in the early 1980s via the young hero of the movie E.T. , who was named Elliot. Since then there have been Elliots on Law & Order: SVU and Mad Men.
Elliott namesakes include composer Carter, actor Gould, and photographer Erwitt.