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

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Origin and Meaning of Elian

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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Elian was also found in the following language(s): Faroese

Notable Persons Named Elian

Elian Parrino is a soccer player for the Coquimbo Unido, Estudiantes de La Plata, Sheffield United F.C., Juventud Antoniana, Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba, PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, and Club Atlético Douglas Haig. Elian was born on September 3rd, 1988 in Rosario, Argentina.


Elián Herrera is an athlete for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Elián was born on February 2nd, 1985 in San Pedro de Macorís.


Elian was born in 1858 in Myanmar. She died in 1945.


Elian was born on April 1st, 1984.


Elian Kopp is an athlete for the Guaraní Antonio Franco.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elian


Aly was born on February 1st, 1983.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1988 5 5 0
1991 7 7 0
1996 5 0 5
1999 23 0 23
2000 583 5 578
2001 271 0 271
2002 206 0 206
2003 178 0 178
2004 207 0 207
2005 213 0 213
2006 189 5 184
2007 238 9 229
2008 267 0 267
2009 247 0 247
2010 272 0 272
2011 202 0 202
2012 258 5 253
2013 311 0 311
2014 362 8 354
2015 365 0 365
2016 449 0 449
2017 486 8 478
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Elian

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Elian as a first name

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Popularity of Elian as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elian U.S.
  White 80.51% 64.26%
  African American 6.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elian

People with the last name Elian are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elian

  • How Popular is the name Elian? Elian is the 3,631st most popular name of all time. As a last name Elian was the 70,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,344 babies born with the first name Elian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elian to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elian is Tuesday, March 15th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Elian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elian was in 2000 with a total of 578 babies.
  • Random Elian Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elian is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Elian: Your name in reverse order is Naile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ienal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 277 people with the last name Elian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elian as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
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