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Elmer

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Noble and famous
  • #527 All Time
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How popular is the name "Elmer" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 373 0 373 #41 boy name
1881 388 0 388 #38 boy name
1882 441 0 441 #38 boy name
1883 423 0 423 #40 boy name
1884 523 0 523 #35 boy name
1885 452 9 443 #40 boy name
1886 485 0 485 #35 boy name
1887 467 0 467 #36 boy name
1888 527 0 527 #39 boy name
1889 563 6 557 #34 boy name
1890 537 9 528 #38 boy name
1891 516 8 508 #36 boy name
1892 603 11 592 #36 boy name
1893 586 12 574 #32 boy name
1894 587 12 575 #37 boy name
1895 615 5 610 #34 boy name
1896 586 10 576 #36 boy name
1897 595 8 587 #34 boy name
1898 596 13 583 #40 boy name
1899 520 6 514 #37 boy name
1900 717 18 699 #38 boy name
1901 529 9 520 #38 boy name
1902 582 8 574 #40 boy name
1903 568 12 556 #40 boy name
1904 631 11 620 #39 boy name
1905 623 21 602 #41 boy name
1906 608 10 598 #42 boy name
1907 625 9 616 #45 boy name
1908 711 22 689 #42 boy name
1909 715 28 687 #45 boy name
1910 777 17 760 #48 boy name
1911 916 22 894 #48 boy name
1912 1,867 27 1,840 #47 boy name
1913 2,354 31 2,323 #45 boy name
1914 2,907 29 2,878 #46 boy name
1915 3,846 44 3,802 #45 boy name
1916 3,979 43 3,936 #45 boy name
1917 3,860 48 3,812 #45 boy name
1918 4,416 43 4,373 #44 boy name
1919 4,034 53 3,981 #44 boy name
1920 4,254 48 4,206 #45 boy name
1921 4,203 56 4,147 #48 boy name
1922 3,789 51 3,738 #54 boy name
1923 3,674 44 3,630 #57 boy name
1924 3,781 48 3,733 #57 boy name
1925 3,410 51 3,359 #61 boy name
1926 3,290 60 3,230 #61 boy name
1927 3,256 54 3,202 #61 boy name
1928 3,044 67 2,977 #63 boy name
1929 2,746 51 2,695 #70 boy name
1930 2,521 43 2,478 #80 boy name
1931 2,302 36 2,266 #82 boy name
1932 2,091 35 2,056 #94 boy name
1933 1,814 29 1,785
1934 1,745 37 1,708
1935 1,620 27 1,593
1936 1,446 36 1,410
1937 1,440 25 1,415
1938 1,348 22 1,326
1939 1,353 25 1,328
1940 1,231 13 1,218
1941 1,217 16 1,201
1942 1,246 18 1,228
1943 1,326 15 1,311
1944 1,086 18 1,068
1945 986 15 971
1946 1,053 11 1,042
1947 1,010 13 997
1948 984 16 968
1949 888 20 868
1950 819 12 807
1951 852 12 840
1952 774 13 761
1953 695 9 686
1954 676 7 669
1955 723 7 716
1956 659 6 653
1957 666 8 658
1958 560 10 550
1959 538 9 529
1960 524 9 515
1961 479 0 479
1962 436 5 431
1963 415 5 410
1964 396 6 390
1965 376 0 376
1966 326 5 321
1967 310 6 304
1968 308 0 308
1969 301 0 301
1970 286 0 286
1971 271 0 271
1972 245 0 245
1973 209 0 209
1974 222 0 222
1975 192 5 187
1976 184 0 184
1977 176 0 176
1978 166 0 166
1979 191 0 191
1980 167 5 162
1981 157 0 157
1982 150 0 150
1983 148 0 148
1984 163 0 163
1985 139 0 139
1986 149 0 149
1987 160 0 160
1988 168 0 168
1989 167 0 167
1990 215 0 215
1991 210 0 210
1992 235 0 235
1993 205 0 205
1994 184 0 184
1995 212 0 212
1996 222 0 222
1997 222 0 222
1998 211 0 211
1999 170 0 170
2000 184 0 184
2001 228 0 228
2002 223 0 223
2003 299 0 299
2004 206 0 206
2005 223 0 223
2006 216 0 216
2007 240 0 240
2008 179 0 179
2009 222 0 222
2010 191 0 191
2011 178 0 178
2012 141 0 141
2013 156 0 156
2014 165 0 165

Want to know about the populiarty of Elmer? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129,482 babies born with the name Elmer in the United States. That's more than enough Elmers to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 373 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Elmer" was in 1918 with a total of 4,373 babies. (That's a lot of baby Elmers)

According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elmer" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 84 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1933. Across the entire United States a total of 1,814 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Elmer popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Elmer" mean? The list below shows the origins of Elmer as well as things modernly associated with the name Elmer such as celebrities named Elmer.

English

Origin and Meaning of Elmer

The name "Elmer" is of English origin, and it means "Noble and famous". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Chayanne

Chayanne is a singer and actor specializing in latin pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Chayanne was born in 1968 as Elmer Figueroa Arce in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

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Alternative Meanings

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for luster, your shine.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for realist, the way you are.

Your name in reverse order is "Remle". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Emelr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Elmer born Dec 21, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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