Ela

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ela

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  • A submission from Turkey says the name Ela means "1. The colour hazel. 2. Something mixed, like if the color of an object is mixed, or not seen properly it is called Ela or Ala in Turkish. 3.Something of a dark color. Example, Alacakaranlik (Twilight) meaning "ALA(ELA)-ish dark." and is of Turkish origin.
  • A submission from Australia says the name Ela means "Hazel" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Turkey, the name Ela is of Turkish origin and means "It is a color. Hazel in English.".
  • A user from United Arab Emirates says the name Ela is of Turkish origin and means "Hazel".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Ela is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Earth".
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  1. An extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974; a revolutionary group opposed to capitalism and imperialism and the United States

Notable Persons Named Ela

Ela Gandhi is a politician and activist. Ela was born as the child of Manilal Gandhi on July 1st, 1940 in Durban.

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Ela Velden is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2012. Ela was given the name Daniela Campos on July 25th, 1992 in Querétaro City. Ela is also known as Campos and Daniela (birth name).

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Ela Bhatt is a lawyer and philanthropist. Ela was born on September 7th, 1933 in Ahmedabad.

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She holds the title suo jure Countess of Salisbury. Ela was born as the child of William of Salisbury and 2nd Earl of Salisbury in 1187 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. She died on August 24th, 1261.

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Ela was born in 1244. She left this life in 1276.

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Ela was born on March 13th, 1966 in Dettelbach.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ela

Jean was born on September 27th, 1936. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 2008.

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Jacinto Elá is a soccer player for the CE L'Hospitalet, RCD Espanyol, RCD Espanyol B, Southampton F.C., Hércules CF, Deportivo Alavés B, Dundee F.C., CF Gavà, UDA Gramenet, AD Fundación Logroñés, CE Premià, Spain national under-18 football team, and Equatorial Guinea national football team. Jacinto was born on May 2nd, 1982 in Añisoc. Jacinto is also known as Elá and Pedro Jacinto.

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Jacob Hart Ela was an Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department and Auditor of the Treasury for thePost Office Department. He was most active from 1867 to 1871. Jacob was born on July 18th, 1820. He died on August 21st, 1884.

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Ruslan Elá is a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., CF Sporting Mahonés, CD Logroñés, CF Villanovense, CF Gavà, CD Masnou, and Equatorial Guinea national football team. Ruslan was born on November 7th, 1983 in Las Palmas, Spain.

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Estanislao Ondó Elá is an athlete for the Akonangui FC.

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How popular is the baby name Ela in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 5 5 0
1888 7 7 0
1889 7 7 0
1891 6 6 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 5 5 0
1896 7 7 0
1897 9 9 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 7 7 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 9 9 0
1903 14 14 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 7 7 0
1909 7 7 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 6 6 0
1914 12 12 0
1915 9 9 0
1916 13 13 0
1917 9 9 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 12 12 0
1920 13 13 0
1921 9 9 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 11 11 0
1924 5 5 0
1925 9 9 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 8 8 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 11 11 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 7 7 0
1935 7 7 0
1936 7 7 0
1958 6 6 0
1960 5 5 0
1962 8 8 0
1967 5 5 0
1972 5 5 0
1975 5 5 0
1977 6 6 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 5 5 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 7 7 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 7 7 0
1995 6 6 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 6 6 0
1998 11 11 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 18 18 0
2002 13 13 0
2003 43 43 0
2004 44 44 0
2005 78 78 0
2006 68 68 0
2007 73 73 0
2008 69 69 0
2009 100 100 0
2010 117 117 0
2011 116 116 0
2012 117 117 0
2013 98 98 0
2014 102 102 0
2015 99 99 0
2016 100 100 0
2017 115 115 0

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Popularity of Ela as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ela U.S.
  White 72.70% 64.26%
  African American 4.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ela

People with the last name Ela are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ela

  • How Popular is the name Ela? Ela is the 7,118th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ela was the 54,178th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,857 babies born with the first name Ela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ela to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ela is Saturday, March 24th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Ela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ela was in 2010 with a total of 117 babies.
  • Random Ela Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ela is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Ela: Your name in reverse order is Ale. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 381 people with the last name Ela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ela? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ela as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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