There are multiple origins and translations for the name Eli:
1. Hebrew (Jewish) name-forming (אליי) means - "high; me" or derivative form of the name Elijah interpretation - "Yahweh is my God (El)".
Eli - in the Old Testament it was the name of the teacher of Samuel.
2. Turkic (Azeri Əli) form of the Arabic name Ali - cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, Fatima`s husband.
May also refer to Eli (feminine name ).