Elliot Name Meaning

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Fact: Elliot is a popular name in literature, featured in novels by authors like George Eliot and T.S. Eliot.

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A Deep Dive

Elliot Overview

Meaning

Jehovah is God, the Lord is my God

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Elijah,” meaning “The Lord is my God,” and often considered a diminutive form of the name Elias.

Pronunciation

/ˈɛl.i.ət/

Popularity

Elliot is a popular name in various countries, particularly in English-speaking regions. Recently, Elliot has ranked within the top 200 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Classic, Aesthetic, Religious and Spiritual

Associated Traits

Intelligent, compassionate, dependable, creative

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Elliot is indirectly associated with the biblical prophet Elijah, a significant figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Name Day

July 20th
A Deep Dive

Elliot Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Elliott, Eliot, Elyot, Eliott, Elyott

Common Nicknames

Elli, Ellio, Elly, Leo

Diminutives

Eli, Ell, Lio, El

Famous People

  • Elliot Page
    (Canadian Actor)
  • Elliot Gould
    (American Actor)
  • Elliott Carter
    (American Composer)
  • Elliott Smith
    (American Musician)
  • Elliot Richardson
    (American Politician)
  • Elliott Erwitt
    (French-American Photographer)
  • Elliott Ness
    (American Prohibition Agent)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Elliot Stabler
    ("Law & Order: SVU," TV Series)
  • Elliot Alderson
    ("Mr. Robot," TV Series)
  • Elliot
    ("E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," Film)
  • Elliot Reid
    ("Scrubs," TV Series)
  • Elliot Bay
    ("Finding Neverland," Film)
  • "Elliot and the Last Underworld War"
    (Novel by Jennifer Nielsen)

Places

  • Elliot City
    (Northern Cape, South Africa)
  • Elliot Lake
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Elliot Park
    (Minnesota, USA)
  • Elliot River
    (Tasmania, Australia)
  • Elliot Bay
    (Washington, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Elliot?

Elliot means “The Lord is my God.” People named Elliot are often associated with a strong sense of spirituality and leadership, reflecting qualities of confidence and faith.

What Is the Origin of The Name Elliot?

The name Elliot has roots in both English and Scottish heritage, originating from the Old French name “Elyot.” It became widespread in medieval England and Scotland, often used as a given name or surname.

Elliot Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Elliot in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1592021#1502022#1782023
Top 3 Rankings#1502022#1592021#1612017

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Elliot

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023178
(-28 from 2022)
2060
(-470 from 2022)
0.11250
2022150
(+9 from 2021)
2530
(+120 from 2021)
0.13508
2021159
(+5 from 2020)
2410
(+93 from 2020)
0.12863
2020164
(+7 from 2019)
2317
(+68 from 2019)
0.12527
2019171
(-9 from 2018)
2249
(-126 from 2018)
0.11703
2018162
(-1 from 2017)
2375
(-60 from 2017)
0.12219
2017161
(+19 from 2016)
2435
(+193 from 2016)
0.12303
2016180
(+28 from 2015)
2242
(+330 from 2015)
0.11068
2015208
(+8 from 2014)
1912
(+140 from 2014)
0.09352
2014216
(+25 from 2013)
1772
(+269 from 2013)
0.08647
2013241
No change from 2012
1503
(+3 from 2012)
0.07438
2012241
(+31 from 2011)
1500
(+213 from 2011)
0.07392
2011272
(+29 from 2010)
1287
(+207 from 2010)
0.06335
2010301
(-4 from 2009)
1080
(-31 from 2009)
0.05257
2009297
(+31 from 2008)
1111
(+108 from 2008)
0.05238
2008328
(+29 from 2007)
1003
(+120 from 2007)
0.04600
2007357
(+12 from 2006)
883
(+71 from 2006)
0.03986
2006369
(+17 from 2005)
812
(+62 from 2005)
0.03704
2005386
(+10 from 2004)
750
(+84 from 2004)
0.03526
2004396
(+24 from 2003)
666
(+54 from 2003)
0.03151
2003420
(+17 from 2002)
612
(+43 from 2002)
0.02913
2002437
(+13 from 2001)
569
(+30 from 2001)
0.02753
2001450
(+18 from 2000)
539
(+36 from 2000)
0.02606
2000468
(+34 from 1999)
503
(+74 from 1999)
0.02409
1999502
(-35 from 1998)
429
(-53 from 1998)
0.02104
1998467
(+1 from 1997)
482
(+18 from 1997)
0.02377
1997468
(+10 from 1996)
464
(+6 from 1996)
0.02323
1996478
(-41 from 1995)
458
(-63 from 1995)
0.02286
1995437
(-2 from 1994)
521
(-3 from 1994)
0.02590
1994435
(-42 from 1993)
524
(-62 from 1993)
0.02571
1993393
(+11 from 1992)
586
(+24 from 1992)
0.02837
1992404
(-29 from 1991)
562
(-46 from 1991)
0.02677
1991375
(-6 from 1990)
608
(-24 from 1990)
0.02868
1990369
(-54 from 1989)
632
(-127 from 1989)
0.02937
1989315
(+84 from 1988)
759
(+260 from 1988)
0.03621
1988399
(+32 from 1987)
499
(+83 from 1987)
0.02492
1987431
(+5 from 1986)
416
(+28 from 1986)
0.02133
1986436
(-40 from 1985)
388
(-68 from 1985)
0.02019
1985396
(-13 from 1984)
456
(+4 from 1984)
0.02370
1984383
(-53 from 1983)
452
(-111 from 1983)
0.02408
1983330
(+86 from 1982)
563
(+159 from 1982)
0.03021
1982416
(+99 from 1981)
404
(+136 from 1981)
0.02141
1981515
(-2 from 1980)
268
(-5 from 1980)
0.01439
1980513
(+36 from 1979)
273
(+30 from 1979)
0.01472
1979549
(+20 from 1978)
243
(+26 from 1978)
0.01357
1978569
(+23 from 1977)
217
(+14 from 1977)
0.01270
1977592
(-43 from 1976)
203
(-13 from 1976)
0.01188
1976549
(+3 from 1975)
216
(+3 from 1975)
0.01323
1975552
(-2 from 1974)
213
No change from 1974
0.01313
1974550
(+41 from 1973)
213
(+34 from 1973)
0.01307
1973591
(+50 from 1972)
179
(+26 from 1972)
0.01109
1972641
(+7 from 1971)
153
(-8 from 1971)
0.00914
1971648
(+29 from 1970)
161
(+14 from 1970)
0.00886
1970677
(-40 from 1969)
147
(-8 from 1969)
0.00772
1969637
(+11 from 1968)
155
(+18 from 1968)
0.00847
1968648
(-8 from 1967)
137
(+2 from 1967)
0.00772
1967640
(+23 from 1966)
135
(+11 from 1966)
0.00759
1966663
(-68 from 1965)
124
(-39 from 1965)
0.00682
1965595
(+78 from 1964)
163
(+32 from 1964)
0.00860
1964673
(-7 from 1963)
131
(-6 from 1963)
0.00646
1963666
(-50 from 1962)
137
(-20 from 1962)
0.00664
1962616
(-42 from 1961)
157
(-32 from 1961)
0.00747
1961574
(+50 from 1960)
189
(+33 from 1960)
0.00876
1960624
(+81 from 1959)
156
(+37 from 1959)
0.00720
1959705
(-45 from 1958)
119
(-17 from 1958)
0.00549
1958660
(-16 from 1957)
136
(-6 from 1957)
0.00631
1957644
(-7 from 1956)
142
No change from 1956
0.00649
1956637
(-5 from 1955)
142
(+4 from 1955)
0.00662
1955632
(-50 from 1954)
138
(-23 from 1954)
0.00660
1954582
(-1 from 1953)
161
(+8 from 1953)
0.00778
1953581
(-94 from 1952)
153
(-56 from 1952)
0.00764
1952487
(-20 from 1951)
209
(-3 from 1951)
0.01059
1951467
(+10 from 1950)
212
(+18 from 1950)
0.01109
1950477
(-6 from 1949)
194
(-1 from 1949)
0.01067
1949471
(-55 from 1948)
195
(-65 from 1948)
0.01082
1948416
(+26 from 1947)
260
(+31 from 1947)
0.01458
1947442
(+20 from 1946)
229
(+39 from 1946)
0.01233
1946462
(+16 from 1945)
190
(+33 from 1945)
0.01151
1945478
(+63 from 1944)
157
(+30 from 1944)
0.01145
1944541
(-28 from 1943)
127
(-20 from 1943)
0.00914
1943513
(+23 from 1942)
147
(+17 from 1942)
0.01011
1942536
(+17 from 1941)
130
(+13 from 1941)
0.00923
1941553
(+78 from 1940)
117
(+28 from 1940)
0.00932
1940631
(-13 from 1939)
89
No change from 1939
0.00750
1939618
(+42 from 1938)
89
(+7 from 1938)
0.00785
1938660
(-42 from 1937)
82
(-7 from 1937)
0.00722
1937618
(+26 from 1936)
89
(+8 from 1936)
0.00814
1936644
(+133 from 1935)
81
(+18 from 1935)
0.00761
1935777
(-95 from 1934)
63
(-16 from 1934)
0.00589
1934682
(-95 from 1933)
79
(-19 from 1933)
0.00744
1933587
(+90 from 1932)
98
(+17 from 1932)
0.00961
1932677
(+98 from 1931)
81
(+16 from 1931)
0.00754
1931775
(-37 from 1930)
65
(-9 from 1930)
0.00608
1930738
(+98 from 1929)
74
(+13 from 1929)
0.00655
1929836
(-133 from 1928)
61
(-20 from 1928)
0.00551
1928703
(-54 from 1927)
81
(-14 from 1927)
0.00710
1927649
(+14 from 1926)
95
(+5 from 1926)
0.00818
1926663
(+83 from 1925)
90
(+13 from 1925)
0.00786
1925746
(-161 from 1924)
77
(-41 from 1924)
0.00669
1924585
(+97 from 1923)
118
(+29 from 1923)
0.01009
1923682
(+173 from 1922)
89
(+25 from 1922)
0.00786
1922855
(-148 from 1921)
64
(-21 from 1921)
0.00569
1921707
(+37 from 1920)
85
(+8 from 1920)
0.00747
1920744
(-49 from 1919)
77
(-3 from 1919)
0.00700
1919695
(+94 from 1918)
80
(+12 from 1918)
0.00788
1918789
(+75 from 1917)
68
(+14 from 1917)
0.00648
1917864
(-83 from 1916)
54
(-8 from 1916)
0.00563
1916781
(+87 from 1915)
62
(+12 from 1915)
0.00672
1915868
(-144 from 1914)
50
(-2 from 1914)
0.00568
1914724
(+53 from 1913)
52
(+15 from 1913)
0.00761
1913777
(+397 from 1912)
37
(+21 from 1912)
0.00690
19121174
(-381 from 1911)
16
(-1 from 1911)
0.00354
1911793
(-64 from 1910)
17
No change from 1910
0.00704
1910729
(+354 from 1909)
17
(+9 from 1909)
0.00815
19091083
(-84 from 1907)
8
No change from 1907
0.00452
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1907999
(+254 from 1906)
8
(+3 from 1906)
0.00504
19061253
(-467 from 1905)
5
(-5 from 1905)
0.00347
1905786
(+24 from 1904)
10
(+1 from 1904)
0.00698
1904810
(+100 from 1903)
9
(+2 from 1903)
0.00650
1903910
(+103 from 1902)
7
(+1 from 1902)
0.00541
19021013
(-111 from 1900)
6
(-3 from 1900)
0.00452
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1900902
(-354 from 1899)
9
(-4 from 1899)
0.00555
1899548
(+87 from 1898)
13
(+1 from 1898)
0.01129
1898635
(+466 from 1896)
12
(+7 from 1896)
0.00908
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18961101
(-229 from 1895)
5
(-2 from 1895)
0.00387
1895872
(-15 from 1894)
7
No change from 1894
0.00553
1894857
(-169 from 1892)
7
(-3 from 1892)
0.00560
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1892688
(+12 from 1891)
10
(+2 from 1891)
0.00761
1891700
(+55 from 1888)
8
No change from 1888
0.00732
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1888755
(+204 from 1886)
8
(+3 from 1886)
0.00616
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1886959
(-111 from 1884)
5
(-1 from 1884)
0.00420
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1884848
(-103 from 1880)
6
(-1 from 1880)
0.00489
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1880745
First SSA data recorded
7
First SSA data recorded
0.00591

American States Popularity Rankings for Elliot

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1542021#1402022#1682023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1682021#1782022#1832023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1862021#1952022#2582023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1162021#1512022#1792023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1372021#1142022#1432023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1252021#1202022#1682023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1772021#1682022#2012023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#832021#922022#1022023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1132021#782022#1002023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1302021#762022#1282023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1012021#1142022#1052023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1292021#1262022#1332023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#2092021#1902022#1972023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1862021#2032022#1882023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1542021#1382022#2062023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1732021#1252022#1962023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1742021#1442022#1702023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1322021#1352022#1422023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#3022021#1862022#2482023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1852021#1482022#1972023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1082021#892022#1142023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1812021#1902022#2052023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1652021#1852022#1792023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1572021#1032022#1402023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#2132021#2162022#3812023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1342021#1202022#1732023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1912021#1542022#1592023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2102021#1412022#1912023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#2422021#1842022#1922023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1992021#1712022#1792023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#2052021#1282022#2012023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1282021#1902022#1662023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#2942021#2512022#2492023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#692021#502022#1112023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#2172021#2362022#2592023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1932021#1472022#1922023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#912021#702022#672023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#2462021#2302022#1852023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#992021#2552022#1122023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1142021#932022#2592023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1492021#1142022#1512023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#3352021#1912022#2612023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#812020#1122021#1352022

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1352021#1332022#1792023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1092021#1462022#1042023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1312019#602022#1492023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1392021#1492022#1722023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#462019#262021#802023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#2042020#2102021#2202023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1822011#1232021#1642023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#952020

Popularity Rankings for Elliot in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#212021#172022#15First half of 2023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#242020#212021#252022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#242021#262022#252023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#712019#832020#892021

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#912021#962022#902023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1002021#1242022#1372023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1242021#1052022#1142023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1072021#1162022#1342023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1582021#1842022#1622023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1722020#1952021#1962022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1732016#1922017#1912019

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2112021#1772022#1812023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2292021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#3222020#2982021#4482022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#4052019#3842021#4462023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#4342012#4832013#4432014

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4982022#4912023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Elliot a Name for Boys or Girls?

Elliot is a versatile name used for both boys and girls. In recent years, it’s become increasingly popular for girls, although it was historically more common for boys.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Elliot

Elliot in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Elliot Page (Actor, born 1987): A Canadian actor known for roles in "Juno" and "The Umbrella Academy."
  • Elliot Gould (Actor, born 1938): An American actor famous for roles in "MAS*H" and the "Ocean's" series.
  • Elliott Carter (Composer, 1908–2012): An American composer renowned for his complex and innovative musical compositions.
  • Elliott Smith (Musician, 1969–2003): An American singer-songwriter celebrated for his poignant and introspective music.
  • Elliot Richardson (Politician, 1920–1999): An American lawyer and politician who served in four Cabinet-level positions.
  • Elliott Erwitt (Photographer, born 1928): A French-American photographer known for his black-and-white candid shots.
  • Elliott Ness (Prohibition Agent, 1903–1957): An American Prohibition agent famous for his efforts to bring down Al Capone.
  • Elliot See (Astronaut, 1927–1966): An American astronaut tragically killed in a plane crash before his first spaceflight.
  • Elliot Stabler ("Law & Order: SVU," 1999 TV Series): A dedicated and intense detective in the Special Victims Unit of the NYPD.
  • Elliot Alderson ("Mr. Robot," 2015 TV Series): A cybersecurity engineer and hacker with social anxiety and depression who becomes involved in a hacktivist group.
  • Elliot ("E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," 1982 Film): A young boy who befriends an extraterrestrial and helps him return home.
  • Elliot Reid ("Scrubs," 2001 TV Series): An intelligent but insecure doctor navigating her career and personal life.
  • Elliot Bay ("Finding Neverland," 2004 Film): A character who is part of the story about J.M. Barrie and the creation of Peter Pan.
  • "Elliot and the Last Underworld War" (2008 Novel by Jennifer Nielsen): A fantasy novel where Elliot teams up with his friends to save the world from an ancient evil.
  • Elliot Richards ("Bedazzled," 2000 Film): A man who makes a deal with the Devil to obtain seven wishes in exchange for his soul.
  • Elliot Ness ("The Untouchables," 1987 Film): A federal agent who works to bring down Al Capone during Prohibition.
  • Elliot Hoover ("Audrey Rose," 1977 Film): A grieving father who believes a young girl is the reincarnation of his dead daughter.
  • Elliot Carver ("Tomorrow Never Dies," 1997 Film): A media mogul and the antagonist in this James Bond film.
  • Elliot City (Northern Cape, South Africa): A small town known for its picturesque landscapes and agricultural activities.
  • Elliot Lake (Ontario, Canada): A city in Algoma District known for its rich mining history and beautiful lakes.
  • Elliot Park (Minnesota, USA): A neighborhood in Minneapolis known for its historic buildings and community park.
  • Elliot River (Tasmania, Australia): A river in Tasmania known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational activities.
  • Elliot Bay (Washington, USA): A bay in Seattle known for its waterfront attractions and views of the city skyline.
  • Elliot Glacier (Oregon, USA): A glacier on Mount Hood, popular with climbers and hikers.
  • Elliot Street (London, UK): A historic street known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.
  • Elliot Creek (Alaska, USA): A creek in Alaska known for its pristine environment and fishing opportunities.
  • Elliot Falls (Queensland, Australia): A waterfall in Cape York Peninsula, known for its natural beauty and swimming spots.
  • Elliot Island (Queensland, Australia): An island in the Great Barrier Reef, noted for its coral reefs and marine life.

Similar Names to Elliot

  • Ellyson
  • Ellerey
  • Ellwood
  • Ellsworth
  • Ellford
  • Ellory
  • Ellston
  • Ellice
  • Elldred
  • Ellmore

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