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in the U.S.
since 1880
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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 Eley

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Alt. Meaning

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for eager, let's get started!

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons Named Eley

Eley Monroe is a football player. Eley was born on April 17th, 1949 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eley

Geoff Eley is a karl pohrt distinguished university professor of contemporary history at the university of michigan, professor, and karl pohrt distinguished universityprofessorofcontemporary historyat theuniversity of michigan. Geoff was born on May 4th, 1949.


Brian was born in 1946.


Robin was born in 1978.


Jon was born on August 19th, 1984 in Solihull. Jon is also known as Jonny.


Dan was given the name Daniel Douglas Eley on October 1st, 1914. He breathed his last breath on September 3rd, 2015.


John was born in 1949.


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Popularity of Eley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eley U.S.
  White 48.68% 64.26%
  African American 47.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Eley

  • How Popular is the name Eley? Eley is the 69,375th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eley was the 6,921st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12 babies born with the first name Eley in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eley is Thursday, March 10th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Eley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eley was in 1926 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Eley: Your name in reverse order is Yele. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,848 people with the last name Eley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Eley as their last name.

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