Eli is a Hebrew name that has strong biblical associations. Meaning "uplifted" or "ascended," Eli was also the name of the teacher of Samuel and the high priest of Israel in the Old Testament. The name has been rapidly increasing in popularity in the United States and is currently in the top 50 names for boys.
Similar Names: Ely, Eloy
Famous Eli Names: Eli Manning (football player), Eli Roth (film director)