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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elko

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  1. A city and a county in Nevada

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elko

Nicholas was born on December 14th, 1909. He died on May 18th, 1991.


Bill Elko is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1987. Bill was born on December 28th, 1959 in New York City.


Pete Elko was a baseball player. Pete was born on July 17th, 1918 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He breathed his last breath on September 17th, 1993.


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Popularity of Elko as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elko U.S.
  White 97.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elko

People with the last name Elko are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elko

  • How Popular is the name Elko? As a last name Elko was the 24,934th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Elko first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Elko is Thursday, August 2nd, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Elko? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Elko. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Elko: Your name in reverse order is Okle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elok. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elko? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 997 people with the last name Elko.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elko? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elko as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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