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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elide

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Elide means "War; battle" and is of Greek origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb E*lide"
  1. To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument.(Obs)
  2. [Gram] To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.

Etymology: L. elidere to strike out or off; e + laedere to hurt by striking: cf. F. élider. See Lesion

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Leave or strike out ("This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant")
  1. Elis, Ilia
  2. A female given name

Fun Facts about the name Elide

  • How Popular is the name Elide? Elide is the 34,090th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elide have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 119 babies born with the first name Elide in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elide 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 Elide? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elide first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elide is Saturday, March 14th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Elide born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elide was in 1994 with a total of 73 babies.
  • Random Elide Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elide is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Elide: Your name in reverse order is Edile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eidle. How do you pronounce that?

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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.