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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elam

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  1. An ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people
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  1. an ancient civilization established in what is now south-western Iran before 3000 BC; its capital was Susa and its inhabitants were Elamites; known in classical times as Susiana

Elam was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Elam

Elam Jay is a pop rock, soul music, and electronic music singer-songwriter, producer composer, dancer, choreographer, performer, music video director, also entrepreneur, record producer, dance, performing arts, and entrepreneurship. He plays Multi-instrumentalist and Vocals. Elam was born on October 31st, 1974 in Casablanca.

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Elam Lynds was a Warden of Auburn Correctional Facility, Warden of Sing Sing, Auburn Correctional Facility, and Wardens of Sing Sing. Elam was born in 1784 in Litchfield, Connecticut. He died in 1825.

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Elam Sparks "E. S." Dortch was a cotton and plantations in the american south. Elam was born on September 13th, 1841 in Claiborne County, Mississippi, USA. Elam is also known as Elam Sparks Dortch. He died on April 29th, 1943.

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He has been prominent since 1990. Elam was given the name Elam Stevie Stoltzfus on May 18th, 1957 in Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Elam J. Anderson was a in the field of education. Elam was born on February 28th, 1890 in Chicago. He left this life on August 17th, 1944.

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Elam Endira Devi is a classical dancer. Elam was born in 1954 in Imphal. Elam is also known as Elam Indira Devi.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elam

He was most active from 1944 to 1995. Jack was given the name William Scott Elam on November 13th, 1920 in Miami, Arizona, U.S. He left this life on October 20th, 2003.

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Guru was a hip hop music and jazz rap rapper, producer, actor, and rapping. His career lasted from 1986 to 2010. Guru was given the name Keith Edward Elam on July 17th, 1961 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S. He passed away on April 19th, 2010.

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Matt Elam is a football player. Matt was born on September 21st, 1991 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Jason Elam is an american football player. His career lasted from 1993 to 2009. Jason was born on March 8th, 1970 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

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Katrina Elam is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2004. Katrina was given the name Katrina Ruth Elam on December 12th, 1983.

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Norah was born in 1878. She left this life in 1961.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1882 5 0 5
1883 6 0 6
1886 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1891 6 0 6
1893 5 0 5
1898 9 0 9
1901 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1911 7 0 7
1912 9 0 9
1913 5 0 5
1914 13 0 13
1915 17 0 17
1916 12 0 12
1917 18 0 18
1918 15 0 15
1919 15 0 15
1920 22 0 22
1921 13 0 13
1922 9 0 9
1923 15 0 15
1924 15 0 15
1925 9 0 9
1926 21 0 21
1927 10 0 10
1928 20 0 20
1929 20 0 20
1930 9 0 9
1931 14 0 14
1932 8 0 8
1934 7 0 7
1935 9 0 9
1936 12 0 12
1937 14 0 14
1939 11 0 11
1940 12 0 12
1941 14 0 14
1942 7 0 7
1943 14 0 14
1944 6 0 6
1945 8 0 8
1946 17 0 17
1947 12 0 12
1948 7 0 7
1949 12 0 12
1950 14 0 14
1951 9 0 9
1952 14 0 14
1953 9 0 9
1954 8 0 8
1955 10 0 10
1956 9 0 9
1957 11 0 11
1958 5 0 5
1959 12 0 12
1960 8 0 8
1961 13 0 13
1962 12 0 12
1963 9 0 9
1964 10 0 10
1965 9 0 9
1967 6 0 6
1968 6 0 6
1969 13 0 13
1970 10 0 10
1971 12 0 12
1972 8 0 8
1973 15 0 15
1974 13 0 13
1975 12 0 12
1976 15 0 15
1977 10 0 10
1978 19 0 19
1979 14 0 14
1980 19 0 19
1981 14 0 14
1982 16 0 16
1983 17 0 17
1984 24 0 24
1985 10 0 10
1986 15 0 15
1987 9 0 9
1988 14 0 14
1989 19 0 19
1990 22 0 22
1991 20 0 20
1992 28 0 28
1993 22 0 22
1994 18 0 18
1995 16 0 16
1996 21 0 21
1997 16 0 16
1998 18 0 18
1999 25 0 25
2000 33 0 33
2001 23 0 23
2002 23 0 23
2003 35 0 35
2004 27 0 27
2005 35 0 35
2006 34 0 34
2007 41 0 41
2008 39 0 39
2009 51 0 51
2010 67 0 67
2011 58 0 58
2012 64 0 64
2013 70 0 70
2014 100 0 100
2015 143 0 143
2016 107 0 107
2017 108 0 108

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Popularity of Elam as a first name

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Popularity of Elam as a last name

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Common last names for Elam

  • Stoltzfus
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elam U.S.
  White 67.73% 64.26%
  African American 26.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elam

People with the last name Elam are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Elam

  • How Popular is the name Elam? Elam is the 6,277th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elam was the 2,556th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,257 babies born with the first name Elam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elam 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 Elam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Elam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elam is Sunday, June 9th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Elam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elam was in 2015 with a total of 143 babies.
  • Random Elam Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elam is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Elam: Your name in reverse order is Male. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,138 people with the last name Elam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elam? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Elam as their last name.

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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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