El is a gender-free name with dual origins that is Greek and Hebrew. It seems like a very short name, but it holds enough meaning. The meaning of EL is ‘deity’ or ‘god’. The name is considered to be a unique name and is a unique choice. Eleanor, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellen, Elaine, Ellie, and Eloise are the shortcut names for EL. It is a shortish variant of Greek which means Sunray. The familiar name EL comes from the German short name Alia, which means other. Aldrin, Aldo, Ali, and Alwin are the nicknames for EL. El is not a popular name. People were given the name El for only eight children in 1915. Since then, the name has been used only 69 times in the SSA database. The name first popped up in 1915 and was given to eight newborn children. For the past three decades, the name ‘El’ was recorded only 69 times in the SSA database.