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Very famous bearer is detective Elliot Stabler on Law and Order: SVU.
-- dramaelf  10/14/2005
Elliot is used as a girl's name in the hit TV show Scrubs.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2005
The boy in E.T. (and the Disney dragon).
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
Elliot is a nice boys name, doesn't sound too harsh. I have also seen it spelt Elyot, and Elyott but I am not too crazy over those spellings.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Mama Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen) was a famous bearer of this name. She belonged to The Mamas and The Papas, an important musical group of the 60s, and later had a successful solo career. A large woman, she died of a heart attack in 1974, at the age of 33. Many people believe that her death was caused by choking on a ham sandwich, which is untrue.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/26/2006
I prefer this name for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2006
Another famous bearer is the late musician Elliot Smith (born Steven Paul Smith).
-- theadi  5/29/2006
Elliott Gould who plays Ross and Monica's dad on FRIENDS, a long time host on SNL, and was in Ocean's 12.
-- Tudor  6/14/2006
I think it's an adorable name for a little boy.
-- Tito82  12/24/2006
According to British Columbia vital statistics this was the most popular spelling of this name.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2007
Unfortunately the name always makes me think of the boy from ET!
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2007
It seems feminine to me due to the sound "Elle" which means "she" in French.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2007
I think it would be better as a girls name. It just sounds feminine-ish. I really like this name, though.
-- So Be It  7/15/2007
I'm with the people that feel this name can be used as a girl's name. I'm going to name a daughter this.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2007
This name reminds me of idiot. Sorry.
-- Anonymous User  12/25/2007
On American Idol 2005 the person who came in third place was Elliot Yamin. Whenever I hear that name he's what I think about. I would never name my child Elliot. It's too masculine for a girl and too Greek for an Irish boy.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2008
To me this name is solidly masculine, but, unfortunately, it also sounds a bit too much like 'idiot.'
-- RedGyl  5/18/2008
Lovely on a boy, hideous on a girl.
-- Emerson  7/11/2008
Elliot is also a female name, although I prefer it as a male name.
-- Anonymous User  11/14/2008
A famous character: Billy Elliot from the movie of the same name. Although Elliot is his surname, I really love the name.
-- foreign_exchange  7/13/2009
I can't see why so many people like this for girls. It sounds so unfeminine. I'm sure many people think Elliot is a girls' name because of that stupid show Scrubs.
-- bananarama  9/3/2009
I think Elliot sounds inherently feminine, with it's similar ending, phonetically, to Juliette or Nicolette. I do love it as a feminine name, but I'm not at all a fan of this as a masculine name.
-- egilin444  9/29/2009
It doesn't sound like idiot at all, it's just that the ending is uncommon in names and the first word associated with it is idiot because of the -iot ending. Anyway, I'm thinking of naming any future son I have Elliot Reid.
-- Aureliano  3/3/2010
I know a 6-year old named Elliot (yes after the Elliot character on Scrubs). They call her Elle, or Bell, and it's really cute.

I don't see why people are opposed to Elliot as a girl's name, but not "Harriette" or "Margot".
-- JW41926  4/12/2010
I really like this masculine name. I don't see how Elliot sounds at all feminine, and if you like the nickname Ellie or Bell, there's always Elizabeth, Eleanor, or Isabelle. To the person who compared this name to Harriette and Margot as female names: 1) Neither of those names have the same ending as Elliot. Harriette ends with a sharp -ette sound (like the word jet), and Margot ends with a long O. Elliot ends with a soft -ut sound. 2) Both those names are, and have always been, feminine. Anyways, I do think the name sounds kind of quirky, but in a good way. A great nickname for this would be Elio (pronounced like the letters L-E-O).
-- AudreyEllen  12/29/2013
I'm in love with this name. For ages I've wanted a son named Elliot. I'll concede to my future husband about some things, but a kid named Elliot is not negotiable. I think it sounds classic but still fits into modern times. It sounds like a quirky sort of kid, but still pleasant to be around.
-- Kaloleina  7/7/2010
Famous bearer Eliot Ness.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2010
Elliot is wonder for a little boy and a business. "Elliot" is my favorite spelling.
-- Dawson  2/1/2011
This is my niece's middle name, she was named after Dr. Elliot Reid from Scrubs.
-- Petra2014  2/1/2011
I hate how so many people think it should be a girls name because of that stupid show Scrubs.
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2011
I've heard of 3 girls named Elliot, and with the nicknames Ellie, or Ella, I'm surprised it was ever a boy name. This is my favorite name for a girl right now.
-- krisscouture  5/10/2011
Elliot is a girl's name as well.
-- pupcake9798  7/12/2011
Definitely a good name for a boy. Unique but not scary. So many good boy names are being stolen by little girls. There aren't enough good boy names to begin with! Cut it out you Quinns, Morgans, and Elliots!
-- Sheena  11/26/2011
This name rocks for a girl! Can't stand it for boys, though. Besides Elliot from Scrubs being awesome, it just sounds like such a graceful, dignified name for a girl.
-- treetops  3/9/2012
Elliot for a girl sounds incredibly lame, like the parents are trying too hard to be trendy. Thank you, 'Scrubs.' Not only were you a grating show that was stuck up its own ass, but you stole a perfectly good boy name and promoted it as a girl name. Thanks very much.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Elliot (born 1998) is the son of actor Robert De Niro.
-- CarolinW  7/23/2012
I like the name for both males and females. It seems like there are a lot of people on here who hate Scrubs for some reason, but it did make Elliot more prominent as a girl's name. Personally I think both the show and the name are pretty quirky and great.
-- Cade  12/24/2012
This is a BOY'S name and it always was until about twenty years ago. Thankfully some parents are fighting back and still naming their sons this so it doesn't go the way of Ashley, Madison, or Aubrey. My aunt joined in the resistance and named my BOY cousin Elliot, and my firstborn SON will be Elliot, as well :)
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2013
Elliot is a cool name for a guy. Why would anyone put it on a girl?
-- Almonds  12/10/2013

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