First Name
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 Els mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Els

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  • A user from Netherlands says the name Els is of Dutch origin and means "Els is a Dutch language name, derived from Elisabeth. Elisabeth is a Hebrew name that means "God has sworn, God is my oath, God is the one by whom I swear."".
Other origins: German

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International Interest

    els was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Middle Dutch, Romansch, Swedish, and Volapük

    Notable Persons Named Els

    Els Borst was a physician, hospital administrator, professor, politician, and health administration. Els was given the name Else Eilers on March 22nd, 1932 in Amsterdam. She breathed her last breath on February 8th, 2014.


    Els Callens is a tennis player. Els was born on August 20th, 1970 in Antwerp, Belgium.


    Els Dottermans is an actor and actress. Els was born on May 16th, 1964 in Belgium.


    Els was born on March 30th, 1917. She breathed her last breath on June 14th, 1995.


    Els was born on September 24th, 1959 in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Els is also known as Vader, Elisabeth Cornelia; Scharn, and Els.


    Els was born on October 5th, 1965.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Els

    Ernie Els is a golf player.


    Corniel Els is a rugby player. Corniel was born on January 19th, 1994 in Polokwane.


    Jurie was born in South Africa.


    Where is the name Els popular?

    International Interest for Els

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    Popularity in the US

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    Popularity of Els as a last name

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    Common first names for Els

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Els U.S.
      White 93.37% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.21% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Els

    People with the last name Els are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Els

    • How Popular is the name Els? As a last name Els was the 56,444th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Els first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Els is Thursday, July 15th, 1886.
    • How unique is the name Els? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Els. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Els: Your name in reverse order is Sle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lse. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Els? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 362 people with the last name Els.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Els? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Els as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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).
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