Elijah is another biblical frontrunner that's become significantly more popular in recent years. Often nicknamed "Eli," babies named Elijah have a moniker with a very holy meaning. Elijah means "Lord is my God" in Hebrew.
Another probable side effect of the increase of baby Elijahs is a rise in pop culture characters with the name. The film "Book of Eli" was a blockbuster hit, and television and film characters like Eli Stone (of the television show of the same name) and Eli Gold (major character on the series "The Good Wife") are just a few examples of the growing prevalence of the handle.