Yesterday I was trying to find how many people named their baby Eli in 2007 because I keep hearing of people using this name. I couldn't find info yet for 2007, but in 2006, the name ranked 139 in popularity in the U.S.
In my googling, I learned about a baby name site, Nymbler, which takes names that you mark as favorites and then gives similar suggestions. It's along the same lines of my favorite baby name book, The Baby Name Wizard. We used that book the most when we were putting our list together of favorite names. Our other top boy name was Lincoln, but in the end, Eli was the top choice! (I still really love the name Lincoln though)
*I always feel like I need to post something happier when I complain on my blog so my grumpiness isn't the first thing you see when you come to the page :)