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

What does the name Elle mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Elle

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  • A user from Maryland, United States says the name Elle is of French origin and means "She".
  • A user from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Elle is of English origin and means "Peace maker".
  • A submission from Indiana, United States says the name Elle means "She" and is of Unknown origin.

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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Arielle

Elle was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, German, Italian, and Northern Sami

Notable Persons Named Elle

Elle Fanning is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Elle was given the name Mary Elle Fanning on April 9th, 1998 in Conyers, Georgia.


Elle King is a country, soul, rock, and blues musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, and banjo. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Elle was given the name Tanner Elle Schneider on July 3rd, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Elle Macpherson is a model. Elle was given the name Eleanor Nancy Gow on March 29th, 1964 in Killara, Sydney, Australia.


Elle was given the name Lindsey Gayle Evans on December 9th, 1989 in Paris, Texas. Elle is also known as Lindsey Evans.


Elle Greenaway is a federal bureau of investigation.


Elle and Blair Fowler is a youtube beauty gurus, youtube, and youtubebeauty gurus. They have been prominent since 2008. Elle was given the name Lisa and Elizabeth Fowler on May 25th, 1988 in Augusta, Georgia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elle

Louis was born in 1612 in Paris. He passed away in 1689.


Kathleen Elle is a folk rock singer-songwriter. Kathleen was given the name Kathleen Elizabeth .



Ferdinand was born in 1570 in Mechelen. He left this life in 1637.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 5 5 0
1978 8 8 0
1983 6 6 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 27 27 0
1988 40 40 0
1989 96 96 0
1990 90 90 0
1991 111 111 0
1992 103 103 0
1993 94 94 0
1994 125 125 0
1995 130 130 0
1996 140 140 0
1997 142 142 0
1998 145 145 0
1999 170 170 0
2000 181 181 0
2001 197 197 0
2002 417 417 0
2003 497 497 0
2004 596 596 0
2005 594 594 0
2006 653 653 0
2007 676 676 0
2008 641 641 0
2009 709 709 0
2010 749 749 0
2011 766 766 0
2012 822 822 0
2013 748 748 0
2014 823 823 0
2015 817 817 0
2016 831 831 0
2017 828 828 0

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Popularity of Elle as a first name

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Popularity of Elle as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elle U.S.
  White 79.09% 64.26%
  African American 10.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elle

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

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Fun Facts about the name Elle

  • What name lists does Elle rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Elle? Elle is the 2,166th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elle was the 85,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,996 babies born with the first name Elle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elle to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elle is Monday, November 28th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Elle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elle was in 2016 with a total of 831 babies.
  • Random Elle Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elle is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Elle: Your name in reverse order is Elle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eell. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 220 people with the last name Elle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elle? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elle as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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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