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since 1880
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180
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elin

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Alt. Meaning

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for immaculate, keeping it tidy

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Notable Persons Named Elin

Elin Nordegren is a model, au pair, and clerk. Elin was given the name Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren by her parents Thomas Nordegren and Barbro Holmberg on January 1st, 1980 in Stockholm.

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Elin Jones is an Assembly Commissioner and National Assembly for WalesWelsh. Elin was born on September 1st, 1966 in Lampeter.

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Elin was born in 1977.

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Elín Ortíz is an actor, comedian, and producer. Elín was born on December 14th, 1934 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Elin Rubensson is a soccer player for the Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, FC Rosengård, and Sweden women's national football team. Elin was born on May 11th, 1993 in Ystad.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 9 9 0
1894 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 6 6 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 7 7 0
1916 14 14 0
1917 10 10 0
1918 9 9 0
1919 9 9 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 12 12 0
1922 9 9 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 6 6 0
1925 9 9 0
1926 8 8 0
1927 8 8 0
1928 8 8 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 10 10 0
1932 8 8 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 6 6 0
1935 6 6 0
1936 11 11 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 13 13 0
1939 10 10 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 14 14 0
1942 16 16 0
1943 21 21 0
1944 15 15 0
1945 17 17 0
1946 15 15 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 23 23 0
1949 10 10 0
1950 18 18 0
1951 19 19 0
1952 14 14 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 14 14 0
1955 12 12 0
1956 12 12 0
1957 9 9 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 14 14 0
1960 12 12 0
1961 12 12 0
1962 18 18 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 14 14 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 11 11 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 10 10 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 15 15 0
1980 16 16 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 23 23 0
1983 10 10 0
1984 17 17 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 15 15 0
1987 16 16 0
1988 11 11 0
1989 10 10 0
1990 22 22 0
1991 16 16 0
1992 18 13 5
1993 16 16 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 13 13 0
1997 10 10 0
1998 11 11 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 18 13 5
2001 15 15 0
2002 22 17 5
2003 22 17 5
2004 45 39 6
2005 39 39 0
2006 50 45 5
2007 58 58 0
2008 70 65 5
2009 61 61 0
2010 402 386 16
2011 428 428 0
2012 345 335 10
2013 342 328 14
2014 393 384 9
2015 309 297 12
2016 273 266 7
2017 233 226 7

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Popularity of Elin as a first name

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Popularity of Elin as a last name

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Common last names for Elin

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Carlson
  • Peterson
  • Olson
  • Nelson
  • Larson
  • Gustafson
  • Pearson
  • Erickson
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elin U.S.
  White 89.44% 64.26%
  African American 5.56% 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 2.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elin

People with the last name Elin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elin

  • How Popular is the name Elin? Elin is the 4,213th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elin was the 100,302nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,224 babies born with the first name Elin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elin to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Elin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elin is Saturday, April 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Elin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elin was in 2011 with a total of 428 babies.
  • Random Elin Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elin is not a popular baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Elin: Your name in reverse order is Nile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180 people with the last name Elin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elin? Elin is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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