Elliott: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Elliott
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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We named our son Elliott Charles. He is a happy, fun-loving, and very active little guy, and the name Elliott suits him to a T. It's the perfect name for a little boy but also works for an adult. The only trouble we have had is with the spelling. People always write his name as "Elliot" with a single T, but we chose two T's. We don't know any other children with his name, so it seems somewhat unique but it isn't unheard of or bizarre. I love his name!
We also have an Elliott with two T's. I think it's better looking than one L, one T, but two L's and one T seems the most popular. Our last name has double T's, and they kind of go together :)
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This was the last name of some distant grandmother in my family, and it's latest iteration is William Elliott X. Don't freak, he's not the tenth in line, he's the sixth, but the numbers got screwed up and the geneology was confused when he was born, and since my dad's been the sixth for forty years my parents decided not to mess with it once they got it straightened out. Apparently, the name/numbering skipped a generation and confused everyone. Although I do sometimes wonder if my brother's first son will be the seventh or the eleventh...
I have a brother named Elliott. My parents decided that one 'L' and one 'T' just wasn't right! So two 'L's and two 'T's. That's the way he likes it!
- Nicknames for Elliott: | Edit
Eli, Elly, Ell, Ellio
- Meanings and history of the name Elliott: | Edit
Elliott is a name with Hebrew origin basically meaning: "One with God"
- Famous real-life people named Elliott: | Edit
Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter (born Steven Paul Smith)
Elliott Gould, American actor
T.S. Eliot - American/British writer
- Elliott in song, story & screen: | Edit
Elliott (Henry Thomas), the young hero from Steven Spielberg's 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Elliott Stabler, detective from TV's Law & Order: SVU
Elliott the Dragon in Pete's Dragon