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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elmo

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Wiktionary

From an Italian contraction of Erasmo, cognate with Erasmus. Also a German short form of Elmar.

  • By folk etymology seen as a short form of Elmer.
  1. A male given name.
  2. A city in Missouri.
  3. An unincorporated community in Texas.
  4. A town in Utah.
  5. An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.

Elmo was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, Finnish, and German

Notable Persons Named Elmo

Bones is a hip hop music musician. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2010. Bones was given the name Elmo Kennedy O'Connor . Bones is also known as Th@ Kid.

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Elmo Monster is a fictional character.

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Elmo Zumwalt is a military person. His military service ended in 1974.

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Elmo Magalona is a rapping, singing, actor, model (people), brand ambassador, rapper, singer, model, and product endorser. He was most prominent from 2009 to present. Elmo was given the name Elmo Moses Arroyo Magalona on April 27th, 1994. Elmo is also known as Moe and SuperElmmo.

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Elmo Patrick Sonnier is a criminal.

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He was most prominent from 1913 to 1952. Elmo was given the name Otto Elmo Linkenhelt on February 6th, 1889 in Rochester, Indiana, U.S. He left this life on June 27th, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elmo

Cloe was born on April 9th, 1910. She breathed her last breath on May 24th, 1962.

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Elmo is an athlete for the Syracuse Silver Knights.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 0 15
1881 9 0 9
1882 19 0 19
1883 16 0 16
1884 12 0 12
1885 14 0 14
1886 12 0 12
1887 8 0 8
1888 17 0 17
1889 13 0 13
1890 12 0 12
1891 15 0 15
1892 14 0 14
1893 16 0 16
1894 12 0 12
1895 26 0 26
1896 23 0 23
1897 21 0 21
1898 32 0 32
1899 20 0 20
1900 40 0 40
1901 29 0 29
1902 27 0 27
1903 27 0 27
1904 27 0 27
1905 27 0 27
1906 56 6 50
1907 58 0 58
1908 51 0 51
1909 87 7 80
1910 91 5 86
1911 112 8 104
1912 182 13 169
1913 213 16 197
1914 254 7 247
1915 298 12 286
1916 382 19 363
1917 384 18 366
1918 345 11 334
1919 337 13 324
1920 409 12 397
1921 380 10 370
1922 330 13 317
1923 347 9 338
1924 322 9 313
1925 291 17 274
1926 252 10 242
1927 235 0 235
1928 241 6 235
1929 180 10 170
1930 183 0 183
1931 136 0 136
1932 159 0 159
1933 155 5 150
1934 138 0 138
1935 148 0 148
1936 150 6 144
1937 133 5 128
1938 137 0 137
1939 113 0 113
1940 103 0 103
1941 115 0 115
1942 125 0 125
1943 121 0 121
1944 116 0 116
1945 78 0 78
1946 99 0 99
1947 100 0 100
1948 94 0 94
1949 71 0 71
1950 76 0 76
1951 86 0 86
1952 65 0 65
1953 70 0 70
1954 82 0 82
1955 71 0 71
1956 64 0 64
1957 65 0 65
1958 53 0 53
1959 59 0 59
1960 48 0 48
1961 51 0 51
1962 42 0 42
1963 38 0 38
1964 46 0 46
1965 28 0 28
1966 30 0 30
1967 31 0 31
1968 27 0 27
1969 35 0 35
1970 24 0 24
1971 19 0 19
1972 28 0 28
1973 19 0 19
1974 18 0 18
1975 20 0 20
1976 27 0 27
1977 17 0 17
1978 15 0 15
1979 15 0 15
1980 9 0 9
1981 16 0 16
1982 13 0 13
1983 18 0 18
1984 15 0 15
1985 12 0 12
1986 14 0 14
1987 14 0 14
1988 14 0 14
1989 6 0 6
1990 10 0 10
1991 12 0 12
1992 9 0 9
1993 8 0 8
1994 18 0 18
1996 7 0 7
1997 8 0 8
1998 7 0 7
1999 6 0 6
2001 11 0 11
2003 7 0 7
2009 5 0 5
2013 5 0 5

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Popularity of Elmo as a first name

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Popularity of Elmo as a last name

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Common last names for Elmo

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  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Miller
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  • White
  • Scott
  • Harris
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elmo U.S.
  White 77.25% 64.26%
  African American 12.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elmo

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

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Fun Facts about the name Elmo

  • What name lists does Elmo rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Elmo? Elmo is the 2,451st most popular name of all time. As a last name Elmo was the 60,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elmo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,327 babies born with the first name Elmo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elmo 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 Elmo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Elmo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elmo is Tuesday, November 22nd, 1803.
  • What year had the most people named Elmo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elmo was in 1920 with a total of 397 babies.
  • Random Elmo Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elmo ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 27 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Elmo: Your name in reverse order is Omle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emlo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elmo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 334 people with the last name Elmo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elmo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elmo 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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