First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Elver

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Elver?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Elver mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Elver

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Elver to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun El"ver
A young eel; a young conger or sea eel; -- called also elvene.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Young eel
  2. Young eel; may be sauteed or batter-fried

From earlier eelfare (“migration of eels upstream”), from eel + fare.

  1. A young eel.

elver was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian, Norwegian Bokmål, and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons Named Elver

Elver Jiménez is a sports team member for the Deportivo Marquense.


Elver Chanto is an athlete for the Vila Real Quelimane.


Where is the name Elver popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Elver as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Elver as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Wisconsin, Virginia, or Minnesota.

Common last names for Elver

  • Johnson
  • Anderson

Fun Facts about the name Elver

  • How Popular is the name Elver? Elver is the 20,529th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elver have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336 babies born with the first name Elver in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elver 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 Elver? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elver is Wednesday, January 29th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Elver born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elver was in 2003 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Elver Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elver is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Elver: Your name in reverse order is Revle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Verel. How do you pronounce that?

What Elvers Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Elver

Name poster for Elver(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.