Elbert

First Name
34k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elbert

"Elbert" is a name of German origin, and it means "Bright: famous". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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A cognate of the more common Albert.

  1. An American surname​.
  2. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Elbert

Elbert Hubbard was a writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Elbert was born Elbert Hubbard on June 19th, 1856 in Bloomington, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on May 7th, 1915.

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Bertie Higgins is a country music, pop music, and soft rock singer-songwriter. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Bertie was given the name Elbert Joseph Higgins on December 8th, 1944.

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Clifton Daniel was a new york times managing editor, the new york times, and new york timesmanaging editor. Clifton was given the name Elbert Clifton Daniel Jr. on September 19th, 1912 in Zebulon, North Carolina, United States. He left this life on February 21st, 2000.

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Elbert Frank Cox was a scientist in the field of mathematics. Elbert was born on December 5th, 1895. He left this life on November 28th, 1969.

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Elbert was born on June 24th, 1944 in Opelousas, Louisiana, USA. Elbert is also known as Elbert Guillory.

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Elbert Howard is an activist, author, and lecturer. Elbert was born on January 5th, 1938 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elbert

Donnie Elbert was a soul music, rhythm, blues, and disco singing and songwriter. He plays Human voice and Multi-instrumentalist. His career lasted from 1955 to 1955. Donnie was born Donnie Elbert on May 25th, 1936. He breathed his last breath on January 26th, 1989.

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Emily Elbert is a folk music, soul music, jazz, and pop music singer-songwriter and musician. She plays Lead vocalist and Guitar. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Emily was given the name Emily Caroline Elbert on December 21st, 1988 in Texas.

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Samuel Elbert is a list of governors of georgia.

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Samuel Hitt Elbert was a Governor of the Territory of Colorado. Samuel was born on April 3rd, 1833 in Logan County, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on November 27th, 1899.

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Scott Elbert is a baseball player for the San Diego Padres. Scott was born on August 13th, 1985 in Joplin, Missouri.

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Samuel was born on August 8th, 1907 in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away on May 14th, 1997.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 79 0 79
1881 84 0 84
1882 99 0 99
1883 92 0 92
1884 90 0 90
1885 92 0 92
1886 94 0 94
1887 82 0 82
1888 98 0 98
1889 95 0 95
1890 89 0 89
1891 77 0 77
1892 93 0 93
1893 89 0 89
1894 97 0 97
1895 106 0 106
1896 96 0 96
1897 95 0 95
1898 87 0 87
1899 81 0 81
1900 125 0 125
1901 78 0 78
1902 108 0 108
1903 95 0 95
1904 100 0 100
1905 132 0 132
1906 85 0 85
1907 120 0 120
1908 121 0 121
1909 167 0 167
1910 183 0 183
1911 195 0 195
1912 342 0 342
1913 416 0 416
1914 450 0 450
1915 669 0 669
1916 662 0 662
1917 675 0 675
1918 663 0 663
1919 741 6 735
1920 793 7 786
1921 720 6 714
1922 754 0 754
1923 772 0 772
1924 734 8 726
1925 682 9 673
1926 717 0 717
1927 678 0 678
1928 663 7 656
1929 600 0 600
1930 619 10 609
1931 567 0 567
1932 531 0 531
1933 542 5 537
1934 526 0 526
1935 546 0 546
1936 492 0 492
1937 476 0 476
1938 472 0 472
1939 458 0 458
1940 478 9 469
1941 505 0 505
1942 471 0 471
1943 497 0 497
1944 414 0 414
1945 415 0 415
1946 419 0 419
1947 462 6 456
1948 384 0 384
1949 418 0 418
1950 344 0 344
1951 397 0 397
1952 371 6 365
1953 358 7 351
1954 349 0 349
1955 343 0 343
1956 314 0 314
1957 363 5 358
1958 348 0 348
1959 337 0 337
1960 266 0 266
1961 254 0 254
1962 226 0 226
1963 272 0 272
1964 241 0 241
1965 236 0 236
1966 202 0 202
1967 189 0 189
1968 185 0 185
1969 176 0 176
1970 161 0 161
1971 198 0 198
1972 152 6 146
1973 158 0 158
1974 131 0 131
1975 126 0 126
1976 105 0 105
1977 104 0 104
1978 113 0 113
1979 97 0 97
1980 86 0 86
1981 99 0 99
1982 90 0 90
1983 66 0 66
1984 74 0 74
1985 81 0 81
1986 59 0 59
1987 76 0 76
1988 76 0 76
1989 84 0 84
1990 76 0 76
1991 68 0 68
1992 69 0 69
1993 47 0 47
1994 43 0 43
1995 48 0 48
1996 42 0 42
1997 40 0 40
1998 28 0 28
1999 30 0 30
2000 37 0 37
2001 34 0 34
2002 23 0 23
2003 23 0 23
2004 25 0 25
2005 30 0 30
2006 21 0 21
2007 27 0 27
2008 22 0 22
2009 16 0 16
2010 21 0 21
2011 18 0 18
2012 15 0 15
2013 13 0 13
2014 14 0 14
2015 15 0 15
2016 21 0 21

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Popularity of Elbert as a first name

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Popularity of Elbert as a last name

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Common last names for Elbert

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  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Allen
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Walker

Common first names for Elbert

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elbert U.S.
  White 77.06% 64.26%
  African American 17.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elbert

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

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Fun Facts about the name Elbert

  • How Popular is the name Elbert? Elbert is the 1,278th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elbert was the 9,716th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elbert have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,520 babies born with the first name Elbert in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elbert to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elbert? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 79 new born babies.
  • When was Elbert first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elbert is Friday, October 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Elbert born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elbert was in 1920 with a total of 786 babies.
  • Random Elbert Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elbert ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 52 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Elbert: Your name in reverse order is Treble. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rbtlee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elbert? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,339 people with the last name Elbert.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elbert? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Elbert as their last name.

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