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 Elion

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  • A submission from Albania says the name Elion means "God" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Albania, the name Elion is of Albanian origin and means "Elion means Brave Warrior from Albanian".
  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Elion is of Unknown origin and means "Brave Warrior".
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  1. Genitive singular form of eliö.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elion

Gertrude Elion was a scientist. Gertrude was given the name Gertrude Belle Elion on January 23rd, 1918 in New York City. She breathed her last breath on February 21st, 1999.


Lawrence was born on November 5th, 1917 in Brentford. He breathed his last breath on March 27th, 2011.


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Popularity of Elion as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elion U.S.
  White 27.95% 64.26%
  African American 67.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elion

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

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Fun Facts about the name Elion

  • How Popular is the name Elion? Elion is the 41,383rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Elion was the 75,799th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 73 babies born with the first name Elion in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elion 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 Elion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Elion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elion is Tuesday, January 27th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Elion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elion was in 2014 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Elion: Your name in reverse order is Noile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eolni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elion? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 254 people with the last name Elion.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elion? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elion 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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