What Does The Name Eli Mean?


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Jack Buckby answered
The name Eli literally means "high." It is generally considered to be of Hebrew origin and it is believed to have been first used in the Bible. According to references in the Bible, Eli was a priest and judge who brought up and passed teachings on to the prophet Samuel.
Phonetically pronounced "EE-lye", the name is a popular choice for boys, although it can also be used as a girl's name too. Some of the variant forms of the name include Elie, Ely, Eloy and Eloi. In the United Kingdom, Ellie has become a very popular name for baby girls in recent years. Other related names that are also very popular include Elias, Elisha, Elliot, Elijah and Eleazar.
The name Eli was very popular in the 17th century among Puritans. In more recent times, Eli has continued to remain quite a popular name choice for men in different parts of the world. It is also a popular surname for both men and women.
Some of the most famous and well known people with the name include the American inventor Eli Whitney and the actor Eli Wallach. There are also some famous people with variations of the name including author Elie Wiesel and actor Elijah Woods.
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Arun Raj answered
Eli is a name which befits a male. It means "ascension" in the Hebrew language. Eli was the high priest of Israel and the teacher of Samuel in the Old Testament. It can also mean "my God" in Hebrew. The name is pronounced as EE-lye. The name has four variant forms: Eloy, Ely, Eloi and Elie.

Some of the famous figures with the name Eli and its variants are author Eli Wiesel , actor Eli Wallach, inventor Eli Whitney and the Californian born singer and lyric writer Eli. The words "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" spoken by Jesus Christ when he was bound to the cross can be translated in English as "Lrod, why hast thou forsaken me?" Name analysts perceive people with the name Eli to be generally god-fearing and dedicated in their trysts.
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