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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : High

What does Elliot mean and stand for?

The name Elliot is of Hebrew origin and means "high". It is a variation of the name Elliott, which was a surname at first.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Elliot

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English : variant spelling of Elliott. This spelling is mainly Scottish. Compare Eliot.


According to Social Security Administration data, Elliot has been fairly stagnant, toggling between the top 170 and the top 180 for the past five years. It reached its peak in 2017 at rank 161. Elliot is only slightly less popular than its brother spelling, Elliott.

However, it is the 8th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Elliot was at its peak popularity in December 2020.

Elliot, with all its various spellings, has been popular since the 1980s with the movie ET becoming a blockbuster hit. Notable namesakes with this particular spalling include actor Elliot Knight, actor Elliot Cowan, actor Elliot Brown, singer Elliot Gleave, and astronaut Elliot M See. This particular spelling has also appeared in pop culture phenomenons such as Law & Order SUV, Open Season, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Scrubs.

Where is it Popular?

Elliot was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Elliot

  • Eli
  • Ell
  • Et
  • Lio

Pairs well with these middle names


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