Eliot Name Meaning & Origin

Eliot

Pronunciation: EHL-ee-ət (key)

Origin of the name Elliot:

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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Love this name. Nickname Ellie is a bonus.

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I have an Elliott (family name) and we call her Ellie! Our other daughter is Karaline.

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Eliot McKenna Jones, older sister to the Jones quintuplets made famous on the TLC reality television show, Quints By Surprise. Parents are Ethan and Casey Jones. The quints are Brooklyn Faith, Britton Grace, Jack William, Lila Addison, and Ryan Elizabeth.

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