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Well, I literally made an account for commenting on this because I hate how people fight against each other about the gender of this name! This is really the only thing I hate about this name: Everyone fighting for its masculinity or femininity.
According to me, I feel like it sounds good as a boy name and as good as a girl name, if it is Elliot or Eliott or any versions of the name.
I know the name is originally masculine, and honestly, I always heard it as masculine until a few years ago when I saw it used on a girl, and well, it didn't feel out-of-place at all. I agree on it being used on both genders and just despise when people are "fighting against [one gender] by naming their [other gender children] that name". This is just nonsense.
Why can't we just mind our own affairs and respect each other's opinions instead of considering everyone who uses it the "wrong gender" as bad. Elliot sounds unisex to me, that's my opinion and I don't mind people disagreeing as long as they're not just acting mean to other people just because they don't use it as the "right gender".
I mean, everyone can't love every names or every variations. Why force people to like yours?
Grzakin  4/28/2018
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One of my favorite male names.
Prime Meridian  4/19/2018
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Although I wasn’t sure about this, my daughter in law was set on naming her first daughter Elliot. So I kept my mouth shut and figured we’d all call her Ellie. Fast forward almost six years, and Elliot has only been known as Elliot, will yell at you if you call her Ellie, and just told us her best friend is named, yes... Ellie. She is the perfect Elliot in my mind now - smart, quirky, courageous and a real individual. I guess her mama knew what she was doing, even if we weren’t so sure about it at first. Love that kid!
LauraBee  12/5/2017
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I've liked this name for a long while, and I've always thought of it as masculine. Funny thing is, I recently met a couple with a little girl named Elliot and she was quite adorable.
StephanieTheLioness  5/17/2017
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This will most likely be the name of my son. It's such an unfortunately underrated, strong name. I don't find it "too feminine" at all.
Katesnames15  4/23/2017
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You could name your children Elliott, Eliot, Eliott, Ellyot and more... a family of Elliots.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2016
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I have the name Elliot as a first name. I like it a lot, and have never thought it's too mainstream or over-used. I hate how people think it should be a girl's name or is better. The girl's name for it is clearly Ellen, Ellie, Ellis, etc. I did get a lot of the ET and Elliot the dragon references growing up, but never phased me because it only lasted that moment in time. Every time I look up the meaning it means sacred or powerful in a god-like way.
teamplayerx  8/29/2015
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This is a boy's name. I prefer Elliott as it looks like a full name. Elliot looks chopped.
LV51sfan91  7/1/2015
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I love the name Elliot. It's very MASCULINE and of course, works really well for GUYS. :D
I hate how some people use this name for girls! ಠ_ಠ There's many FEMININE names you could use for GIRLS like Ella, Ellie, Eliana, Elena, Eleanora, Elsa, Ellen... (I think you get my drift).
― Anonymous User  10/27/2014
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Elliot is a cool name for a guy. Why would anyone put it on a girl?
Almonds  12/10/2013
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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
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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
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Elliot (born 1998) is the son of actor Robert De Niro.
CarolinW  7/23/2012
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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
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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
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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
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Elliot is a girl's name as well.
pupcake9798  7/12/2011
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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
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I hate how so many people think it should be a girls name because of that stupid show Scrubs.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2011
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This is my niece's middle name, she was named after Dr. Elliot Reid from Scrubs.
Petra2014  2/1/2011
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Elliot is wonder for a little boy and a business. "Elliot" is my favorite spelling.
Dawson  2/1/2011
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Famous bearer Eliot Ness.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Elliot is also a female name, although I prefer it as a male name.
― Anonymous User  11/14/2008
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Lovely on a boy, hideous on a girl.
Emerson  7/11/2008
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To me this name is solidly masculine, but, unfortunately, it also sounds a bit too much like 'idiot.'
RedGyl  5/18/2008
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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
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This name reminds me of idiot. Sorry.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2007
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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
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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
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It seems feminine to me due to the sound "Elle" which means "she" in French.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2007
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Unfortunately the name always makes me think of the boy from ET!
― Anonymous User  6/15/2007
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According to British Columbia vital statistics this was the most popular spelling of this name.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2007
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I think it's an adorable name for a little boy.
Tito82  12/24/2006
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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
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Another famous bearer is the late musician Elliot Smith (born Steven Paul Smith).
theadi  5/29/2006
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I prefer this name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2006
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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
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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
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The boy in E.T. (and the Disney dragon).
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
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Elliot is used as a girl's name in the hit TV show Scrubs.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2005
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Very famous bearer is detective Elliot Stabler on Law and Order: SVU.
dramaelf  10/14/2005

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