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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

The name Eloi is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "the chosen". Eloi and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names Ending In I and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite (boys)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Eloi

Eloi Amagat, Spanish footballer
Eloi Baribeau, Canadian businessman and politician
Éloi Guillemette, Canadian politician
Éloi Johanneau, French philologist
Eloi Metullus, Haitian Olympic sport shooter
Éloi Meulenberg, Belgian road bicycle racer
Éloi Pélissier, French rugby league player
Elói Schleder, Brazilian long-distance runner
Elói Silva, Portuguese footballer
Eloi Tassin, rench road bicycle racer
Eloi Charlemagne Taupin, French general in the Napoleonic Wars

Pop Culture References for the name Eloi

Eloi, futuristic race in H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine"

In French, the name is usually written with an accent, "Éloi", and pronounced like "ay-lwa".


Eloi's International Variations

Alois (Czech) Eligio (Spanish)


Xiao Casa Says:


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:


The correct spelling is Eloy

thepianothatwaited Says:


I read like the first part of Eloise

uesnyc Says:


I want to like it, but it just sounds like someone saying "Eli" in a weird accent

raevynstar Says:


One of the races in "The Time Machine".