Meaning and Origin of: Elliott

Meaning and Origin of Elliott

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : High
  • Hebrew: Jehovah is God

What does Elliott mean and stand for?

The name Elliott is of Hebrew origin and means either "high" or "Jehovah is God". It is not only a variation of the name Elliot, but it is also an English surname that derived from a diminutive of the medieval name Elias.

Syllables: 3

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name A{dh}elgēat (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn), and the female personal name A{dh}elḡ{dh} (composed of the elements a{dh}el ‘noble’ + ḡ{dh} ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald (see Ellwood).
  • English : from a pet form of Ellis.
  • Scottish : Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot.

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Elliott has been steadily increasing in popularity after breaking the top 200 in 2016. Its brother spelling, Elliot, is in a close race, less than 10 ranks behind.

However, it is the 12th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Elliott was at its peak popularity in September 2019.

Elliott is one of the various spellings of the name, which has been popular for quite some time. Notably namesakes with this particular spelling include actor Elliott Gould, singer Elliott Yamin, son of FDR Elliott Roosevelt, baseball player Elliott Maddox, and singer Elliott James Murphy. This particular spelling has also been common in pop culture, appearing in ET, Pretty Little Liars, Pete's Dragon, and Glee.

Where is it Popular?

Elliott was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Elliott

  • Eli
  • Ell
  • Et
  • Lio

Pairs well with these middle names