Elmore

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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
26k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elmore

"Elmore" is a name of English origin, and it means "Lives at the elm tree moor". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Elmore

Rip Torn is an actor, voice artist, and comedian. He has been prominent since 1956. Rip was given the name Elmore Rudolph Torn, Jr. on February 6th, 1931 in Temple, Texas, U.S. Rip is also known as Elmore Rual Torn, Jr., Rip Torn, Elmore Torn, and Elmore Rudolph Torn.

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Elmore Leonard was a pulp magazine, western fiction, and crime fiction writer. Elmore was given the name Elmore John Leonard, Jr. on October 11th, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He died on August 20th, 2013.

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Elmore James was a blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1940 to 1963. Elmore was given the name Elmore Brooks on January 27th, 1918 in Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi, U.S. He died on May 24th, 1963.

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Elmore Smith is a basketball player for the Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Cleveland Cavaliers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to 1979. Elmore was born on May 9th, 1949 in Macon, Georgia.

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Elmore Spencer is a basketball player for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle SuperSonics, and Fort Wayne Fury. His career lasted from 1992 to 2001. Elmore was born on December 6th, 1969 in Atlanta.

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Elmore Y. Sarles was a Governor of North Dakota. He was most active from 1905 to 1907. Elmore was born on January 15th, 1859 in Wonewoc, Wisconsin. He left this life on February 14th, 1929.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elmore

Candace was given the name Candace Tiara Elmore on November 19th, 1989 in Lincolnton, North Carolina, US. She left this life on April 18th, 2000.

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Larry Elmore is an artist in the field of fantastic art. Larry was born on August 5th, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Len Elmore is a basketball player for the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks. His career lasted from 1974 to 1984. Len was born on March 28th, 1952 in New York City.

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Jake Elmore is an athlete for the Milwaukee Brewers. Jake was born on June 15th, 1987 in Pleasant Grove, Alabama.

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Mable Elmore is an MLA for Vancouver-Kensington. Mable was born in Langley, British Columbia (city).

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Ernest Elmore was a crime fiction and fantasy writer. Ernest was born in 1901 in Maidstone, Kent, England. He breathed his last breath on November 8th, 1957.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 5 0 5
1882 13 0 13
1883 10 0 10
1884 11 0 11
1885 18 0 18
1886 11 0 11
1887 10 0 10
1888 16 0 16
1889 14 0 14
1890 12 0 12
1891 18 0 18
1892 14 0 14
1893 9 0 9
1894 11 0 11
1895 19 0 19
1896 24 0 24
1897 14 0 14
1898 20 0 20
1899 13 0 13
1900 31 0 31
1901 9 0 9
1902 13 0 13
1903 16 0 16
1904 19 0 19
1905 25 0 25
1906 19 0 19
1907 26 0 26
1908 20 0 20
1909 28 0 28
1910 31 0 31
1911 24 0 24
1912 56 0 56
1913 64 0 64
1914 80 0 80
1915 119 0 119
1916 86 0 86
1917 96 0 96
1918 131 0 131
1919 102 0 102
1920 85 0 85
1921 96 0 96
1922 115 0 115
1923 108 0 108
1924 87 0 87
1925 88 0 88
1926 87 5 82
1927 72 5 67
1928 59 0 59
1929 63 0 63
1930 70 0 70
1931 68 0 68
1932 60 0 60
1933 66 0 66
1934 48 0 48
1935 50 0 50
1936 53 0 53
1937 44 0 44
1938 45 0 45
1939 49 0 49
1940 37 0 37
1941 42 0 42
1942 41 0 41
1943 58 0 58
1944 56 0 56
1945 51 0 51
1946 45 0 45
1947 46 0 46
1948 51 0 51
1949 57 0 57
1950 41 0 41
1951 47 0 47
1952 43 0 43
1953 47 0 47
1954 48 0 48
1955 46 0 46
1956 34 0 34
1957 26 0 26
1958 38 0 38
1959 24 0 24
1960 26 0 26
1961 26 0 26
1962 20 0 20
1963 23 0 23
1964 12 0 12
1965 15 0 15
1966 21 0 21
1967 11 0 11
1968 14 0 14
1969 8 0 8
1970 15 0 15
1971 22 0 22
1972 14 0 14
1973 20 0 20
1974 15 0 15
1975 17 0 17
1976 5 0 5
1977 13 0 13
1978 11 0 11
1979 13 0 13
1980 6 0 6
1981 6 0 6
1982 10 0 10
1985 8 0 8
1986 6 0 6
1988 5 0 5
1989 9 0 9
1990 8 0 8
1995 5 0 5
1996 5 0 5
2002 5 0 5
2004 6 0 6
2005 5 0 5

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Popularity of Elmore as a first name

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Popularity of Elmore as a last name

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Common last names for Elmore

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Robinson
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • Hill
  • Taylor
  • Bailey
  • White
  • Wallace

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elmore U.S.
  White 74.99% 64.26%
  African American 19.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elmore

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

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Fun Facts about the name Elmore

  • How Popular is the name Elmore? Elmore is the 4,311th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elmore was the 1,369th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elmore have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,962 babies born with the first name Elmore in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elmore to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elmore? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Elmore first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elmore is Wednesday, April 24th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Elmore born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elmore was in 1918 with a total of 131 babies.
  • Random Elmore Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elmore is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Elmore: Your name in reverse order is Eromle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lermoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elmore? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,774 people with the last name Elmore.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elmore? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Elmore as their last name.

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