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Elsie

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177k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elsie

"Elsie" is a name of German origin, and it means "Diminutive form of the name Elizabeth". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From a Scottish diminutive of Alison/Alice and Elspeth/Elizabeth.

  1. A female given name.

From a Scottish diminutive of Alexander.

  1. (rare, obsolete) A diminutive of the male given name Alexander.

    Elsie was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Elsie

    Elyse Knox was an actress, model, and fashion designer. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1949. Elyse was given the name Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14th, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. She died on February 16th, 2012.

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    Elsie Fisher is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2008. Elsie was given the name Elsie Kate Fisher on April 3rd, 2003.

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    Elsie Driggs was a in the field of painting. Elsie was born in 1898 in Hartford, Connecticut. She left this life on July 12th, 1992.

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    Elsie was given the name Eliška "Elsie" Paroubek in 1906 in Míčov, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She passed away on April 8th, 1911.

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    Elsie de Wolfe was an actress, interior decorator, author, and interior design. Elsie was born on December 20th, 1859. She left this life on July 12th, 1950.

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    Lily Elsie was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1895 to 1929. Lily was given the name Elsie Hodder on April 8th, 1886 in Armley. She passed away on December 16th, 1962.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Elsie

    Lily Elsie was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1895 to 1929. Lily was given the name Elsie Hodder on April 8th, 1886 in Armley. She passed away on December 16th, 1962.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 307 301 6 #78 girl name
    1881 344 344 0 #70 girl name
    1882 448 448 0 #65 girl name
    1883 479 479 0 #65 girl name
    1884 549 549 0 #63 girl name
    1885 690 685 5 #55 girl name
    1886 704 698 6 #58 girl name
    1887 832 832 0 #49 girl name
    1888 1,119 1,112 7 #47 girl name
    1889 1,204 1,199 5 #41 girl name
    1890 1,228 1,220 8 #45 girl name
    1891 1,311 1,303 8 #38 girl name
    1892 1,498 1,489 9 #37 girl name
    1893 1,596 1,586 10 #35 girl name
    1894 1,725 1,716 9 #33 girl name
    1895 1,804 1,795 9 #32 girl name
    1896 1,884 1,878 6 #31 girl name
    1897 1,770 1,763 7 #31 girl name
    1898 1,924 1,919 5 #33 girl name
    1899 1,716 1,706 10 #33 girl name
    1900 2,060 2,045 15 #38 girl name
    1901 1,757 1,747 10 #35 girl name
    1902 1,734 1,720 14 #38 girl name
    1903 1,732 1,720 12 #38 girl name
    1904 1,731 1,719 12 #39 girl name
    1905 1,811 1,811 0 #40 girl name
    1906 1,782 1,771 11 #40 girl name
    1907 1,882 1,872 10 #43 girl name
    1908 1,990 1,983 7 #41 girl name
    1909 2,076 2,064 12 #39 girl name
    1910 2,157 2,141 16 #44 girl name
    1911 2,239 2,224 15 #41 girl name
    1912 2,906 2,895 11 #42 girl name
    1913 3,225 3,209 16 #40 girl name
    1914 3,710 3,683 27 #46 girl name
    1915 4,986 4,967 19 #41 girl name
    1916 5,051 5,028 23 #48 girl name
    1917 4,960 4,938 22 #50 girl name
    1918 5,221 5,194 27 #49 girl name
    1919 5,016 4,995 21 #47 girl name
    1920 5,014 4,992 22 #51 girl name
    1921 4,905 4,879 26 #55 girl name
    1922 4,633 4,618 15 #59 girl name
    1923 4,566 4,550 16 #61 girl name
    1924 4,518 4,498 20 #61 girl name
    1925 4,180 4,146 34 #63 girl name
    1926 3,928 3,908 20 #69 girl name
    1927 3,842 3,805 37 #72 girl name
    1928 3,486 3,469 17 #73 girl name
    1929 3,255 3,232 23 #78 girl name
    1930 2,991 2,971 20 #88 girl name
    1931 2,829 2,808 21 #86 girl name
    1932 2,568 2,553 15 #97 girl name
    1933 2,403 2,376 27 #99 girl name
    1934 2,290 2,271 19
    1935 2,087 2,074 13
    1936 1,886 1,874 12
    1937 1,952 1,938 14
    1938 1,792 1,775 17
    1939 1,713 1,703 10
    1940 1,475 1,466 9
    1941 1,424 1,416 8
    1942 1,409 1,399 10
    1943 1,256 1,244 12
    1944 1,104 1,095 9
    1945 977 977 0
    1946 1,050 1,041 9
    1947 953 953 0
    1948 904 904 0
    1949 732 727 5
    1950 687 687 0
    1951 641 634 7
    1952 580 575 5
    1953 591 591 0
    1954 551 551 0
    1955 526 526 0
    1956 477 477 0
    1957 499 499 0
    1958 414 414 0
    1959 407 402 5
    1960 348 348 0
    1961 346 346 0
    1962 309 309 0
    1963 300 300 0
    1964 249 249 0
    1965 252 252 0
    1966 228 228 0
    1967 199 199 0
    1968 166 166 0
    1969 165 165 0
    1970 159 159 0
    1971 141 141 0
    1972 130 130 0
    1973 135 135 0
    1974 143 143 0
    1975 143 143 0
    1976 114 114 0
    1977 108 108 0
    1978 97 97 0
    1979 129 129 0
    1980 121 121 0
    1981 112 112 0
    1982 100 100 0
    1983 103 103 0
    1984 107 107 0
    1985 130 130 0
    1986 116 116 0
    1987 122 122 0
    1988 131 131 0
    1989 129 129 0
    1990 143 143 0
    1991 134 134 0
    1992 152 152 0
    1993 144 144 0
    1994 149 149 0
    1995 169 169 0
    1996 128 128 0
    1997 136 136 0
    1998 150 150 0
    1999 146 146 0
    2000 146 146 0
    2001 149 149 0
    2002 173 173 0
    2003 181 181 0
    2004 209 209 0
    2005 269 269 0
    2006 306 306 0
    2007 316 316 0
    2008 403 403 0
    2009 425 425 0
    2010 458 458 0
    2011 617 617 0
    2012 786 786 0
    2013 857 857 0
    2014 1,003 1,003 0
    2015 846 846 0
    2016 974 974 0

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    Popularity of Elsie as a first name

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    Popularity of Elsie as a last name

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    Common last names for Elsie

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Brown
    • Jones
    • Williams
    • Davis
    • Anderson
    • Wilson
    • Martin
    • Thompson
    • Taylor
    • Moore
    • Clark
    • White
    • Nelson
    • Thomas
    • Hall
    • Harris
    • King

    Fun Facts about the name Elsie

    • How Popular is the name Elsie? Elsie is the 407th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Elsie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 177,254 babies born with the first name Elsie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elsie to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elsie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 307 new born babies.
    • When was Elsie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elsie is Sunday, March 31st, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Elsie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elsie was in 1918 with a total of 5,194 babies. That's a lot of babies named Elsie!
    • Random Elsie Factoid: According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elsie ranks 65th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 48 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1925.
    • Weird things about the name Elsie: Your name in reverse order is Eisle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eiels. How do you pronounce that?

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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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