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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 Elo mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Elo

User Submitted Origins

     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Belgium says the name Elo is of Nigerian origin and means "Light of God".
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Elo is of Nigerian origin and means "Light of God".
  • A submission from Missouri, United States says the name Elo means "Short for Elohim, a name for God uses frequently in the Hebrew bible." and is of Hebrew origin.

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Elo

Elo was born in 1885. He breathed his last breath in 1933.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Elo

Arpad Elo was a scientist in the field of physics. Arpad was given the name Élő Árpád Imre on August 25th, 1903 in Egyházaskesző. He breathed his last breath on November 5th, 1992.



Saint was born in 555. He breathed his last breath on September 26th, 0611.


Eero Elo is a hockey player for the Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the Kontinental Hockey League. He was most active from 2009 to present. Eero was born on April 26th, 1990 in Rauma, Finland.


Jaakko was born on July 25th, 1925 in Finland.



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International Interest for Elo

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Elo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elo U.S.
  White 84.68% 64.26%
  African American 5.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elo

People with the last name Elo are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elo

  • How Popular is the name Elo? Elo is the 39,908th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elo was the 55,255th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 80 babies born with the first name Elo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elo 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 Elo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elo is Friday, January 24th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Elo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elo was in 1917 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Elo Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elo is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Elo: Your name in reverse order is Ole. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 372 people with the last name Elo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elo as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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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