Gender: Male Meaning of Elliot: "Jehovah is God" Origin of Elliot: Anglicization of Elijah or Elias Elliot's Popularity in 2018: #162

Elliot Origin and Meaning

The name Elliot is a boy's name meaning "Jehovah is God".

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.

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Rank in US: #162

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ParanoidAndroid Says:


Reminds me of accomplished musician Elliot Smith and esteemed literary genius George Elliot (despite that being her pseudonym). What isn’t there to like about this name?

Eva7708 Says:


I love this name. It's bookish, but not nerdy. Artsy, but not too out there.

Monika Paden Says:


They used the wrong Elliott for the kid from E.T. :,D ....I love this name but the spellings will always get mixed up.

aleerakate Says:


My name is 'Kathryn'.
There is also Katherine, Catherine, Cathryn, Katharine, Kathrine, Cathrin, and a few others.

I get your point about Elliot/Eliott etc. but it's really not that bad, most people have to spell their surname out anyway and adding your first name before that is easy enough :)

EmpressAlexa Says:


I love the name combo Elliot Abraham! It's so strong, full of character, and is a good sounding name whether you're into classic or biblical names! <3

inflictedknight Says:


your child will have to endure years of "elliot with one T and two Ls" considering the absurd amount of different spellings of the name

raefrank Says:


Gorgeous name for a boy.

helenlouise Says:


Lovely and I think at least over here it has remained firmly a boys name.

rabia_chrisden Says:


I don't mind however this name is spelled this name has such a special place in my heart.