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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Eland

"Eland" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the Meadowland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E"land
  1. [Zoöl] A species of large South African antelope (Oreas canna). It is valued both for its hide and flesh, and is rapidly disappearing in the settled districts; -- called also Cape elk.
  2. [Zoöl] The elk or moose.

Etymology: D. eland elk, of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. jelen stag, Russ. oléne, Lith. elnis; perh. akin to E. elk

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes

From Dutch eland (“elk”).

  1. A genus of large South African antelope (Taurotragus), valued both for its hide and flesh.

eland was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Eland

Derek Eland is a notable somebody. Derek was born on September 16th, 1961.


John Eland is a notable person.


Ronald Eland is a noteworthy person.


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Popularity of Eland as a last name

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Common first names for Eland

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eland U.S.
  White 96.21% 64.26%
  African American 1.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eland

People with the last name Eland are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Eland

  • How Popular is the name Eland? Eland is the 44,419th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eland was the 35,489th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eland have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 55 babies born with the first name Eland in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eland? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eland first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eland is Wednesday, July 9th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Eland born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eland was in 2012 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Eland: Your name in reverse order is Dnale. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlead. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eland? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 634 people with the last name Eland.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eland? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eland as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Eland mean?

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

Dis for dandy, a description of you!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.