[ 2 syll. e-lie, el-ie ] The baby boy name Elie is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is EY-Liy- †. Elie is used chiefly in the English and French languages, and it is derived from Hebrew and English origins.
Elie is a variant spelling of the name Eli (English, Hebrew, and Yiddish) in the English and French languages.
Elie is also a diminutive form of the name Elijah (English and Hebrew) in the French language.
Elie is also a variant of the name Ellis (English and Welsh) in the French language.
Elie is uncommon as a baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Elie. It ranked at #562 then. The baby name has since experienced a substantial loss in popularity, and is today of infrequent use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Elie, Elijah was the most popular. Elie has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Elie: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Elie is Author Elie Wiesel, born Eliezer Wiesel, 30 September 1928, Sighet, Transylvania.