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Elsie

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Nicknames and Given Names for Elsie

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 4,565 4,549 16 #61 girl name
1924 4,518 4,498 20 #61 girl name
1925 4,180 4,146 34 #63 girl name
1926 3,929 3,909 20 #69 girl name
1927 3,841 3,804 37 #72 girl name
1928 3,484 3,467 17 #73 girl name
1929 3,256 3,233 23 #78 girl name
1930 2,991 2,971 20 #88 girl name
1931 2,829 2,808 21 #86 girl name
1932 2,569 2,554 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 1,951 1,937 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 640 634 6
1952 580 575 5
1953 591 591 0
1954 550 550 0
1955 527 527 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 143 143 0
1994 149 149 0
1995 168 168 0
1996 128 128 0
1997 136 136 0
1998 148 148 0
1999 146 146 0
2000 146 146 0
2001 148 148 0
2002 173 173 0
2003 181 181 0
2004 209 209 0
2005 269 269 0
2006 306 306 0
2007 315 315 0
2008 403 403 0
2009 425 425 0
2010 457 457 0
2011 617 617 0
2012 786 786 0
2013 857 857 0
2014 1,002 1,002 0
2015 843 843 0

Fun Facts about the name Elsie

  • How many people with the first name Elsie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 176,266 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 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elsie ranks 48th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1911.
  • 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 Lsiee. How do you pronounce that?
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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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Elsie" mean? The list below shows the origins of Elsie as well as things modernly associated with the name Elsie such as celebrities named Elsie.

German

Origin and Meaning of Elsie

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

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 With the Name Elsie

    Elyse Knox

    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

    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

    Elsie Driggs was a famed human 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 Paroubek

    Elsie Paroubek was an important individual. 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

    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

    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.

    Popularity:
    • Elsie MacGill
      (aeronautical engineer)
    • Elsie Maud Inglis
      (doctor)
    • Evelyn Laye
      (actress)
    • Elsie Janis
      (actress)
    • Elsie Bowerman
      (famous person)
    • Elsie Wayne
      (Mayor of Saint John)
    • Elsie Widdowson
      (important human)
    • Elsie Clews Parsons
      (anthropologist)
    • Elsie Knocker
      (important person)
    • Elsie Ferguson
      (actress)
    • Elsie Leslie
      (important human)
    • Elsie Locke
      (writer)
    • Mary Merrall
      (actress)
    • Elsie Carlisle
      (singing)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Elsie

    Lily 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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    What does the name Elsie mean?

    Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

    Lis for life, that you live so well.

    Sis for self respect, a solid score here.

    Iis for interest, you show in others.

    Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

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