Eli

Eli - A unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Eli, meaning ascended, uplifted, high, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #366. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Eli and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Eli? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Eli. The baby boy name Eli was given to 7,998 baby boys in 2012, ranking #44 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 205 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Eli peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 44.



Famous with this name

Eli Wallach
Eli Marienthal
Eli Craig


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Eli is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Eli is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #8 - and is the least popular in Delaware at position #107.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Eli is where you live.


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Eli origin and meaning

Eli is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means ascended, uplifted, high. To see famous people named Eli, pop culture references for the name Eli and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Eli

We've found the following names that sound similar to Eli, sorted by popularity.

Eloy / Eliyahu / Ely / Eliel / Eulalio / Ewell / Elio / Elie / Ellie / Elihu /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201244
201158
201065
200990
200899
2007129
2006136
2005152
2004159
2003191
2002197
2001214
2000233
1999282
1998288
1997316
1996304
1995310
1994301
1993310
1992342
1991342
1990357
1989361
1988371
1987367
1986340
1985348
1984359
1983350
1982359
1981333
1980342
1979360
1978372
1977366
1976410
1975454
1974400
1973442
1972486
1971494
1970547
1969710
1968629
1967697
1966692
1965704
1964694
1963669
1962680
1961646
1960683
1959695
1958714
1957695
1956616
1955731
1954654
1953647
1952665
1951575
1950616
1949670
1948604
1947597
1946721
1945551
1944598
1943660
1942556
1941510
1940554
1939614
1938583
1937494
1936477
1935433
1934443
1933468
1932424
1931461
1930450
1929442
1928420
1927409
1926352
1925347
1924386
1923380
1922369
1921360
1920384
1919380
1918338
1917375
1916321
1915337
1914321
1913335
1912303
1911354
1910366

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota8
West Virginia11
South Dakota14
Arkansas15
Oklahoma20
Montana22
Tennessee23
Hawaii24
Kentucky24
Kansas25
Missouri26
Vermont26
Louisiana27
Indiana27
Wyoming28
Maine28
Iowa30
Colorado31
Utah31
Minnesota32
Wisconsin33
Alabama33
Idaho34
Nebraska35
North Carolina37
Washington38
New Mexico38
Nevada40
Arizona42
Oregon42
Georgia44
Alaska49
Ohio50
Mississippi50
South Carolina51
Michigan52
Texas52
District of Columbia55
Pennsylvania57
Florida58
Virginia58
New York62
California66
Maryland67
Illinois68
New Hampshire69
Connecticut77
Massachusetts78
New Jersey93
Rhode Island97
Delaware107

Even more about Eli


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Eli a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Eli?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Eli
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 205
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +7,998

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