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Elio is an international-sounding baby name that comes directly from the title of the Greek god of the sun, Helios. It began in Italy but is now popular throughout the world. In France, it is a top 250 and in America, a top 1,100.

Meaning of the name Elio:

Italian: sun

Origin of the name Elio:

The baby name Elio is the Italian variation of Aelius or Helios. Helios is the Greek god of the sun, brother to the goddess of the moon, Selene. Aelius, on the other hand, comes from the Greek word “helios.” Aelius became popular after having use as a surname in ancient Rome.

Symbolism of the name Elio:

The baby name Elio means “sun” because it is the Italian version of Aelius or Helios. Aelius was a name to reference the Greek god of the sun, Helios. The Greek word “helios” translates to “sun.”

Style of the name Elio:


Gender of the name Elio:

Elio is an international name for boys. As of 2020, it was a top 1,100 baby name option. More specifically, it was at rank 1,094 in 2020. It seems that Elio was on the rise in 2021.

Pronunciation of the name Elio:


Number of syllables in the name Elio:


Emotion evoked from the name Elio:

Elio is a youthful and classical baby name. It is wholesome and simple.

Alternative spellings for the name Elio:

  • Ellio
  • Ellyo
  • Elyo
  • Eleeo
  • Elleeo
  • Eleo
  • Elleo

Nicknames for the name Elio:

  • El
  • Lio
  • O
  • Eli 
  • Lello

Popularity of the name Elio:

Elio has no records on the Social Security Popularity Index top 1,000 lists. As of 2020, it was on the top 1,100 list. More specifically, it was at rank 1,094.

Related names for the name Elio:

Great middle names for Elio and their meanings:

  • Alfonso (ready, noble)
  • Israel (may God prevail)
  • Milan (gracious, dear)
  • Javier (bright, splendid, new house)
  • Rafael (God has healed)
  • Henry (ruler of the home)
  • Ramos (someone from the town Ramos)
  • Andrew (strong, manly, courageous)

Famous people with the name Elio:

  • Elio Di Rupo (prime minister in Belgium)
  • Elio (musician from Elio e le Storie Tese band)
  • Elio de Angelis (race car driver)
  • Elio Petric (political filmmaker)

Elios in popular culture:

  • Elio Perlman (character from “Call Me By Your Name”)