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Surely, Eli & Ely are also abbreviations of Elias/Eliah/Elijah, so they must have more meaning than "ascension" - what about the fiery prophet?
-- names2005  10/4/2005
Surely, they may simply have the same root.
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2006
Eli Whitney is a famous bearer of this name. He was the inventor of the cotton gin.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2006
In French it can be spelled Éli, with an accent, and the English pronunciation is ay-lee.
-- indigopearl  7/31/2006
The name Eli is often used as a nickname for Elisa in Germany. It is pronounced el-i.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2006
I think Eli is an awesome name also. He's Peyton Manning's brother. Eli plays on the New York Giants, and he's also not that bad. I think this name rocks!
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
On Veronica Mars, Veronica has a friend named Eli.
-- mymymetrocard  11/15/2006
I like the name Eli, I know it's only 3 letters long but if you give it the right middle name it's adorable. I like it pronounced (ee-lie).
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/19/2007
Everyone I know pronounces Eli, Elijah, Elisha with a distinct long E. And then LIE as heard in "Do not LIE to me about your report card, Eli."

Also, I prefer it to be a nickname for Elijah or Elisha rather than a given name, because the Eli in the Bible was an old, fat, lazy man.
-- MC_Hamster  3/17/2007
It can also be short for Elias and Elisabeth / Elizabeth.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2007
This name is meant to be pronounced el-ee, like ellie, and sounds much nicer that way, of course its (mispronounced according to its origins) English version of ee-ligh is fine although it is reminiscent of the farm yard song 'ee aye ee aye o'.
-- Celeno  3/11/2008
Also used in Spanish as a male's name, and is pronounced Eh-lee. (Just like the original Hebrew.)
-- BornOnRoshHashanah  4/19/2008
NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning (born Elisha Manning) is a famous bearer.
-- BornOnRoshHashanah  4/19/2008
Most people I know seem to think Eli is more of an "old man" kinda name, but I know an exceptionally handsome bearer of it. It's very short but sounds strong and purposeful.
-- PointBlank99  11/4/2008
I adore this name! It's strong and masculine and kind of sexy too. It's also my brother's name. I'm definitely going to name my future son this.
-- ibbierose  1/27/2009
Eli Wallach, American actor, best known for the role of Tuco in The God, the Bad, and the Ugly.
-- Patria-Sue  2/3/2009
Eli is the name of the vampire girl in the Swedish book and movie Let the Right One In, published in the United States as Let Me In.
-- MisquotedWarrior  2/15/2009
Eli is the name of the child vampire from Let The Right One In, but it's pronounced differently, since the novel/film's set in Sweden. It's difficult to articulate in type (a bit more like "E-lee", as in, Ely, Minnesota, crossed with "Ah-lee") but is a very pretty name either way. (However, one thing you might note is that Eli, besides being a child vampire, has some pretty traumatic backstory. Neither film nor movie are pervasively well-known yet in the US, but it's something you might want to note.)
-- skazka  5/3/2009
In the 'Wicked' quartet one of the warlocks name is Eli, which is rather conflicting with all the Biblical connections. The whole series was written about the Wiccan beliefs.
-- smw  5/25/2009
Eli is a beautiful name for a guy. I am writing a book and one of the characters' name is Eli.
-- savannaha1207  6/28/2009
Famous bearer is Eli Roth, director of Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hostel Part 2, and is one of the stars of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.
-- Nava  7/24/2009
Pronounced EH-lee (shortly).
-- MaggieSimpson  6/7/2010
Eli Goldsworthy is one of the newest Degrassi: The Next Generation characters.
-- karategurl96  8/5/2010
This name is so cute, but at the same time good to grow up with. I love it.
-- Chrila96  10/7/2010
In English pronunciation is "EH-lee".
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2011
There was another kid at the summer camp I went to many years ago whose name was Eli. Once, when he said something that another kid didn't believe (whether rightly or wrongly, I don't remember), this other kid said, "They call him Eli because 'e lies!" (You had to be there, I guess.)
-- Kosta  10/27/2011
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "EH-lee" (shortly).
-- Meg_Simpson  1/17/2012
This is my favourite boy's name ;) I love it so much and it just reminds me of a sexy young lad :)
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2012
Eli Marienthal (born 1986 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actor. His brother and sister, Harley and Flora, are also actors.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2012
This is a great name for a boy, and I can understand the popularity unlike so many other names today. It's strong and masculine but would sound cute on a little boy but great on the boy as he ages. I really like this name. This could also be used as a nickname for Elijah, but I think Eli is better on its own.
-- sunshinechild67  11/4/2012
Eli Maiman is a member of the band Walk the Moon.
-- Oohvintage  8/9/2013
Eli in Arabic is: اِيلاي.
-- Ali Hassan  8/16/2014
Works out much better as a short from of Elijah, Elias, or Elliot or something like that.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2015
Eli James is an American voice actor. He is known for voicing Volkner and Pansage (Cilan's) from 'Pokémon' and Yuma Tsukumo from 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal'.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2015

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