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Gender: Male Pronunciation: EE-loy Meaning of Eloi: "the chosen" Origin of Eloi: French, Catalan and Spanish from the Latin Eligius

Eloi Origin and Meaning

The name Eloi is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "the chosen".

From the saintly name Eligius, Eloi is popular in Catalonia but rarely used by English speakers. There's potential for confusion with Eli - and with the Aramaic word eloi, said to mean "my God", which appears in the bible.

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Pop Culture References for the name Eloi

Eloy

Eloi's International Variations

Alois (Czech) Eligio (Spanish)

Comments

Xiao Casa Says:

2017-09-15T16:12:58

It makes me think of Jesus' words as he was hanging on the cross:
"Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani?"

Which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" in Aramaic. I don't think you'd want your child to be named "My God".

UnderTheRainbow Says:

2017-07-23T19:25:24

The correct spelling is Eloy

thepianothatwaited Says:

2016-10-17T21:08:54

I read like the first part of Eloise

raevynstar Says:

2014-12-16T23:16:21

One of the races in "The Time Machine".