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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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

raevynstar Says:


One of the races in "The Time Machine".