Eliot Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Elliott:
Transferred use of the surname that originated as a diminutive of the Old French Ēlie, a cognate of the Hebrew Elijah (Jehovah is God). The name received a boost in popularity due to the central character in the popular movie E.T. Var: Eliot, Eliott, Elliott.
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Ellie, Eli, El
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Eliot Ness, American Prohibition agent and leader of a law enforcement team known as The Untouchables (later immortalized in a film and television series of the same name)
T.S. Eliot, author; George Eliot, author (pseudonym)
Eliot Spitzer, disgraced New York governor
Eliot Bridge, famous bridge in Boston, Ma named after Charles W. Eliot. Notable for being the site of numerous crashes during the annual Head of the Charles Regatta.
- Eliot in song, story & screen
Christian Kane played Eliot Spencer in the TV series "Leverage"