ELI (1)
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: עֵלִי (Hebrew), Ηλι (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: EE-lie (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the high priest of Israel and the teacher of Samuel. In England, Eli has been used as a Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
VARIANT: Ely (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Heli (Biblical Latin)
Popularity
United States  ranked #44 
England/Wales  ranked #145 
Canada (BC)  ranked #60 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #53 
Netherlands  ranked #481 
New Zealand  ranked #39