Given Name ELIGIUS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Late Roman

Meaning & History

Late Latin name derived from Latin eligere "to choose". The 7th-century Saint Eligius is the patron saint of metalworkers.
FEMININE FORM: Eligia
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eloi (Catalan), Éloi (French), Eligio (Italian), Eligiusz (Polish), Eligio, Eloy (Spanish)

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Entry added July 28, 2009