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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elley

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From Old Irish aile (“second, other, another”), from Proto-Celtic *alyos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elyo- (“other, out of a group of more than two”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (“beyond”).

Notable Persons Named Elley

Elley was born on April 3rd, 1924 in Pialba, Queensland. He passed away on August 31st, 1981.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elley

Chris Elley is a film director, documentary film, writer, producer, film producer, and andproducer. Chris was born on September 15th, 1977 in San Antonio.


His military service ended in 1839.


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Popularity of Elley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elley U.S.
  White 82.22% 64.26%
  African American 3.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elley

People with the last name Elley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elley

  • How Popular is the name Elley? Elley is the 23,576th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elley was the 63,373rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 258 babies born with the first name Elley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elley 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 Elley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Elley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elley is Saturday, January 31st, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Elley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elley was in 2008 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Elley Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elley is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Elley: Your name in reverse order is Yelle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yelle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 315 people with the last name Elley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elley as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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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