User comments for El (Meaning / History Only)

Also a common nickname for Elliot.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2007
The element "El" is actually Hamitic in origin. It was first used as a reference to a god by the Canaanites, the ancestors of the Phoenicians. It was integrated into Chaldean, the Semitic language spoken by Abraham, when the patriarch in question arrived in Canaan and met a king who blessed him in the name of El Elyon (God Most High). "El" is now a common element in the Hebrew language, particularly in names.
Atarah Derek  5/8/2010

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