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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

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  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

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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%

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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 42,239th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69 babies born with the first name Eland in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eland to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • 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 Aedln. 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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  • 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.
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