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Quick Facts on Elliot

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 241
Simple meaning:
Yahweh is God

Characteristics of Elliot

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Elliot

Elliot is the transferred use of an English surname originating from a Norman French masculine personal name, a medieval diminutive of Elie which was the old French name for Elias. Elias, in turn, was the Greek equivalent to the Hebrew Elijah (Elias was more commonly used throughout Europe in the Middle Ages). Elijah comes from the Bible; specifically he appears in the first and second Book of Kings. He was an important Israelite prophet in the 9th century B.C. whose purpose was to call Israelites back to the worship of one God (Yahweh) and away from the pagan cults which were gaining popularity at the time. Elijah was called upon by God himself. Fittingly, the name Elijah comes from the Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is God” or “Jehovah is Lord.” He is thought to have played an important role in maintaining the Jewish religion by recognizing just one God. In 2 Kings 2:11, Elijah is taken up to the heavens by a chariot of fire and seen no more. According to Jewish tradition, Elijah is still roaming the earth and will appear when it comes time to announce the Messiah. In Christian tradition, this is probably why they so closely associate John the Baptist (who announced the arrival of Jesus) with Elijah.

Popularity of the Name Elliot

The names Elliot and Elliott have had similar experiences on the U.S. popularity charts. Both have been in use for over a century and both have only experienced moderate usage at best. It is interesting however that Elliott with two “t”s had always been the preferred spelling of this name until the 1990s when American parents began to drop the last “t” more than keep it. Elliot with one “t” is now officially the preferred spelling, but not by much. Elliot is a darling name – it sounds cute and smart at the same time. While his root brothers (Elijah and Elias) are now much trendier, Elliot is starting to feel like the more original choice. Robert De Niro chose this name for his son in the late 1990s and even Ozzy Osbourne has a son named Elliot from a previous marriage.
Popularity of the Boy Name Elliot
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Elliot

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Elliot

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Elliot

    Elliot We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Elliot.

  • Popular Songs on Elliot

    Popular Songs on Elliot

    Elliot - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Elliot.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Elliot

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Elliot

    Elliot and the Goblin War (Jennifer Nielsen) - This opens with a warning: only seven children who have read this book lived to tell about it. In truth, this is more silly than scary, though kids might like that, too. Elliot is out trick-or-treating one Halloween night when he runs into a girl in an elf costume being chased by goblins. As it turns out, she really is an elf—well, actually a brownie—and the goblins are after her. For reasons that involve the delicious taste of brownies, the encounter leads to a war launched by the goblins against the brownies, into which the human Elliot finds himself dragged. In fact, he becomes king of the brownies and thus responsible for their welfare. Oh dear. Funny names (Fudd Fartwick, Tubs Lawless) and unexpected events (almost being scared to death) tumble through the pages, and Nielsen writes about them with tongue in cheek. Elliot and the goblin on the cover should draw ’em in. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Elliot and the Pixie Plot: The Underworld Chronicles (Jennifer Nielsen) - An entire floor of St. Phobics Hospital for Really Scared Children has been set aside just for readers of this book. You may wish to take a minute before you start reading and reserve yourself a bed there. As you read, you may begin to understand myctophobia (mic-tofo- be-a), or the fear of darkness. However, do not expect this book to help you with arachibutyrophobia (a-rak-i-something-be-a), the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. If you can't get yourself to St. Phobics, then get every lamp, flashlight, and lantern you can find and drag them into your bedroom. Turn them all on. You'll need them until you're certain there is nothing lurking in the dark. At least, that's what Elliot wishes he had done. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Elliot Bakes a Cake (Andrea Beck) - Elliot Moose and his friends gather to bake a birthday cake for Lionel the lion, though they have no idea how to do so. Despite their frustrations, they finally produce one for their friend, who declares that it is the best cake he has ever tasted. The story ends with a recipe for "A Very Special Cake." Young bakers will recognize and maybe even learn from the stuffed animals' common mishaps in the kitchen. The salvaged cake, complete with icing, candies, and colored candles, serves up the positive message that even the worst mistakes can be fixed. Other “Elliot Moose” books in the series include: Elliot's Bath; Elliot's Shipwreck; Elliot's Christmas Surprise; Elliot Gets Stuck; Elliot's Noisy Night; Elliot's Emergency; and Elliot Digs for Treasure. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Elliot Fry's Good-bye (Larry Dane Brimner) - A familiar story line yields its share of amusement in this picture book. Elliot Fry can cope with most of life's little anxieties--his mother's complaints about mud tracks across the kitchen floor, his father's aversion to the harmonica, his sister's tattling. But when his mother announces Uncle Abe's impending visit, Elliot draws the line at rooming with him: "It's not fair! I'M LEAVING!" His parents, however, are two steps ahead, and Elliot's intended drama fizzles when they offer a suitcase and suggest snacks and appropriate runaway attire. After three trips around the block, Elliot returns, to be greeted with a burst of attention. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Elliot se encarga de la tienda (Marcy Kelman) - Spanish Edition. Kelly es confidente que Elliot puede manejar la responsabilidad de ocuparse de su almacén mientras que ella está ausente. ¿Además, qué podía entrar posiblemente mal sobre una hora? ¡Como Manny y las herramientas pronto descubren, mucho! ¿El lugar estará en la confusión cuando las puertas se abren para la venta estupenda grande del kelly? ¡Descubra cuál está en el almacén para el equipo en esta aventura estupendo-tonta! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Backyard Treasure (L. P. Chase) - While racing to clean his room, Elliot discovers a treasure box and hides his best stuff in it. Follow the adventures of Elliot and his friends as they bury the box in his grandparents' yard--and unearth a new mystery! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Elliot's Fire Truck (Andrea Beck) - Elliot Moose is on the loose once more. As he jumps aboard his bright red fire truck and takes off to the next rescue, he feels courageous. All his friends want to ride on the truck and be firefighters too. Nobody wants to be rescued. One by one, Elliot's friends climb aboard until there is no more room on the truck. When suddenly they all need a rescue for real, it is his two youngest and smallest friends who save the day. This lively new addition to the Elliot Moose series is a charming tale of friendship and fair play. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Elliot's Park: The Haunted Hike (Patrick Carman) - It's Halloween in Elliot's Park and the squirrels are all in costume, ready for some trick-or-treating fun. But when Elliot, Chip, Twitch, and the rest of the gang think they see a ghost in Camp Canyon, there's a frightful mystery to be solved. Can Elliot and his friends figure out who is haunting the park before something scary happens and still have time to trick-or-treat? Meet Elliot and all his friends! Elliot is a very smart squirrel who loves to solve any problem he finds. His best friend Chip is a hilarious klutz. He's gotten into some interesting scrapes and trouble, including a celebrated encounter with the monkey bars in which one of his two abnormally large front teeth was broken. Crash is the only flying squirrel in the park. She's just visiting from England, but it doesn't look like she's leaving any time soon! Then there's Twitch, Elliot's sister. She's good at finding things, especially her favorite sugary drink -- soda pop. Check out more books in the “Elliot Park” series. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Elliot

    Famous People Named Elliot

    Famous People Named Elliot - Elliot Bigelow (baseball player); Elliot Hovey (Olympic athlete, rowing); Elliot Perry (basketball player); Elliot Richardson (former U.S. Attorney General); Elliott Sharp (musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Elliot

    Children of Famous People Named Elliot

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Elliot - Robert De Niro (actor); Ozzy Osbourne (musician); George Stephanopoulos (politician/pundit)

  • Historic Figures

    Elliot - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Elliot - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Elliot.

Personality of the Boy Name Elliot

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Elliot

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