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Elli is a baby girl’s name of several origins. In German and Finish, Elli means “pledged to God.” It is the name of a Greek goddess. In Old Norse mythology, Elli is the embodiment of old age and defeated Thor in battle.

Meaning and Origin of the name Elli:

Elli is girl's name of Greek and Hebrew origin meaning “torch” or “pledged to God.”

Elli is a baby girl’s name of several possible origins. Elli most likely derived from the name Ellen, which is derived from the Greek word helanē (meaning “torch”). As a German and Finish name, Elli is a diminutive of the name Elizabeth, which as Hebrew origins and means “pledged to God.” In Greek, Ellie is another name for the goddess Helle, who is the goddess of a body of water call the Hellespont. In Old Norse, Elli means “old age” and was a mythological figure who was the physical embodiment of aging.

Symbolism of the name Elli:

Elli is related to two different mythological figures. In Greek myth, Elli was the twin sister of Phrixus. The twins fled being sacrificed together on the back of a golden ram. Elli drowned during the escape and became the goddess of the city of Hellespont. In Norse myth, Elli is the embodiment of old age who fought the god Thor and defeated him in single combat.

Nicknames for the name Elli:

Elli is a sweet-sounding girl's name. There are a few options for nicknames for Elli because it is already such a short name. We put together this list to help you find the perfect nickname for your baby girl.

Style of the name Elli:


Gender of the name Elli:

Elli is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Elli:

EH-lee (German, Greek), EHL-lee (Finnish), EL-eh (Norse)

Number of syllables in the name Elli:


Emotion evoked from the name Elli:

Elli evokes feelings of optimism and confidence.

Alternative spellings for the name Elli:

Popularity of the name Elli:

According to the Social Security Administration, Elli is an uncommon baby girl’s name that has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names list. The alternative spelling of Ellie has been on the top 100 baby names list since 2011.

Great middle names for the name Elli and their meanings:

  • Yemima (dove)
  • Tove (beautiful)
  • Linnea (lime tree)
  • Sunna (sun)
  • Saga (epic story)
  • Circe (bird)
  • Rhea (a flowing stream)
  • Athena (goddess of wisdom, from Athens)

Famous people with the name Elli:

  • Elli Stai (Greek TV journalist)
  • Elli Terwiel (Canadian Olympic skier)
  • Elli Kate Norkett (Welsh rugby player)
  • Elli Kokkinou (Greek folk pop singer)
  • Elli Medeiros (Uruguayan singer and actress)
  • The Battle of Elli (sea battle of the Balkan Wars)
  • Elli (mythology, Norse myth)
  • Elli (video games, “Harvest Moon”)
  • Elliptica aka “Elli” (video games, “Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures”)
  • Elli Gujar (video games, “BattleTech”)
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