Name Elli Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Elli


Elli is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Elli?

Elli is a short form of several names, e.g. Eleonore, Elizabeth, Elena, Ellen, Elke, Elisa, etc. Elli also derived from the Old Provencal name Alienor. In Norse mythology, Elli is an ancient and very strong giantess and the nurse of the giant Utgardloki. It embodies the age and defeats the god Thor in a wrestling match.

What does the name Elli mean?

Elli means “stranger” or “foreign” (from Germanic “ali”) and “God is abundance”, “God is my oath” or “God has sworn” (from Hebrew “el/אֵל” = God + “shéva’/שֶׁבַע” = oath/seven = number of abundance). Besides, Elli means “old age” (from Old Norse “elli”).

Other variants and nicknames

Elli can also be spelled Ellie, Ellee or Elly, however, Elli appears to be the more popular variant. Other similar names are Ella, Ellia, Elsi, Eliette or Ellen. Nicknames for Elli are El, Li, Lee and Els. Male variants of Elli are Eli, Elliot and Elias.

Famous people named Elli

  • Elli Hatschek (1901 - 1944) was a member of the German resistance against the Nazi regime in Germany. 1944 she died incarcerated in the prison Plötzensee in Berlin.
  • The American Olympic Speed Skater Elli Ochowicz (born 1983) was able to win multiple national titles. During the Olympics in 2002 and 2006, she placed 22nd and 23rd.
  • Elli AvrRam (born 1990), real name Elisabeth Avramidou Granlund, is a Swedish-Greek actress mostly known for her roles in Bollywood movies. She lives and works in India.

Elli in pop culture

  • In the Nintendo 64 game “Harvest Moon”, Elli is a recurring character. She is a warm and generous young woman who manages the Flower Bud Bakery.
  • Elliptica, nicknamed Elli, is a character from the computer-animated television series “Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures”.

Pronunciation of Elli

Variants of the name Elli

Ellie Elly

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Popularity of the name Elli

The name Elli is ranked #204 overall.

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