Name: Eli

Origin and Meaning of the Name Eli

  • Meaning:
    Ascend; my God
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (EH lee); (EE lie)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Eli)
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Miscellaneous Info for Eli

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  • Used in:
    English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Depending on the Hebrew writing, the name might mean "my God" (short form of Eliyahu), "pistil", "pestle", "ascend".

    The name of the priest who raised Samuel (1. Sam. 4).

    Famous bearers include spy Eli Cohen, cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney and film director Eli Roth.

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