What does Eli mean?
The meaning of Eli is "uplifted, ascended".
It is also of Basque and English origin, where its meaning is "ascend".
Eli is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 3 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced El-lee.
The Given Name Eli
Eli was a popular name with 17th century Puritans and is still very popular amongst the Amish.
In the Bible, Eli is the High Priest of Shiloh, and the Judge of Israel. Not being able to rein in the sinful beavior of his priestly sons, Hophni and Phinehas, they are eventually killed while accompanying the Ark of the Covenant into battle against the Philistines.
Eli falls into the biblical name category.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Eli Manning, and Eli Wallach.
View the Eli Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Eli has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Eli to other names.
Eli Related Names
The name Heli is a form of Eli.
- Eli ~ Biblical Character (1 Sam. 1:3)
- Eli Manning ~ Football Player
- Eli Wallach ~ Actor
Eli Name Fun
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