Eli

Male

Meaning

Ascended, uplifted, high

Origin

Hebrew

Pronunciation

/ˈiːlaɪ/

Traits associated with the name Eli:

Dogs named Eli tend to be loving, good-natured, strong-willed, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Eli?

That you have a strong affinity for the name Eli and likely have a strong connection to it. It could also suggest that you are a loyal and devoted person, as dogs are often seen as symbols of loyalty and companionship.

Is Eli a good dog name?

Eli has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Eli isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Naming your dog Eli is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Eli was, in the past month, the 1045th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Eli is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Eli was viewed 90 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Eli's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Eli is most adored in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Eli.

Most popular breeds named Eli:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. American Staffordshire Terrier
  5. Dachshund

Eli is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Short, sweet, and reminiscent of adorable elephant, Eli, from Disney.

country dog names
country

Eli is often associated with rural, rustic settings and traditional southern charm.

biblical dog names
biblical

Eli is a character in the Bible, a high priest and judge of Israel.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Harkens back to biblical times, less trendy than Fido or Spot.

hunting dog names
hunting

Eli is often chosen for hunting dogs due to its strong, simple pronunciation and masculine connotations.

Dog names like Eli:

Wealthy guardian; diminutive of Edward
The Lord Is My God
Helmet
Well Born
Genuine, bold or brave
Son Of My Right Hand
Eli dog name meaning

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