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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elvin

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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.

Elvin was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons Named Elvin

Elvin Bishop is a blues, blue-eyed soul, blues rock, and country rock musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, slide guitar, and Gibson ES-335. His most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to present. Elvin was given the name Elvin Richard Bishop on October 21st, 1942 in Glendale, California, United States.

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Elvin Hayes is a basketball player for the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards. His career lasted from 1968 to 1984. Elvin was born on November 17th, 1945 in Rayville, Louisiana.

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Elvin Jones was a modal jazz, avant-garde jazz, hard bop, mainstream jazz, and post-bop musician. He plays Drum kit and Percussion instrument. His career lasted from 1948 to 2004. Elvin was given the name Elvin Ray Jones on September 9th, 1927 in Pontiac, Michigan. He died on May 18th, 2004.

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His ongoing career started in 2005. Elvin was born on December 23rd, 1980.

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Elvin Bethea is a football player for the History of the Houston Oilers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to 1983. Elvin was born on March 1st, 1946 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Elvin was born on September 1st, 1914. He left this life on June 16th, 2000.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elvin

Mark was born in 1938.

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Herbert was born on August 7th, 1905 in Buckhurst Hill. Herbert is also known as Lionel. He breathed his last breath on June 14th, 2005.

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Violetta Elvin is a ballet dancer. Violetta was given the name Violetta Prokhorova on November 3rd, 1924.

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Gracie was born on October 31st, 1988 in Canberra, Australia.

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Joe was born on November 29th, 1862. He died on March 3rd, 1935.

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Arthur was born on July 5th, 1899. He breathed his last breath on February 4th, 1957.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 20 0 20
1882 15 0 15
1883 15 0 15
1884 14 0 14
1885 12 0 12
1886 15 0 15
1887 9 0 9
1888 15 0 15
1889 21 0 21
1890 10 0 10
1891 14 0 14
1892 24 0 24
1893 20 0 20
1894 18 0 18
1895 25 0 25
1896 21 0 21
1897 18 0 18
1898 19 0 19
1899 21 0 21
1900 24 0 24
1901 25 0 25
1902 29 0 29
1903 22 0 22
1904 29 0 29
1905 27 0 27
1906 33 0 33
1907 40 0 40
1908 42 0 42
1909 55 0 55
1910 54 0 54
1911 83 5 78
1912 128 0 128
1913 138 9 129
1914 201 9 192
1915 312 11 301
1916 271 6 265
1917 305 14 291
1918 323 7 316
1919 326 10 316
1920 343 12 331
1921 352 6 346
1922 353 7 346
1923 316 12 304
1924 334 11 323
1925 357 9 348
1926 358 5 353
1927 401 10 391
1928 330 7 323
1929 306 7 299
1930 347 6 341
1931 301 0 301
1932 260 5 255
1933 252 5 247
1934 273 7 266
1935 247 6 241
1936 229 0 229
1937 237 7 230
1938 208 0 208
1939 231 0 231
1940 207 7 200
1941 198 0 198
1942 224 5 219
1943 225 6 219
1944 208 6 202
1945 176 0 176
1946 208 6 202
1947 216 0 216
1948 193 5 188
1949 174 0 174
1950 182 0 182
1951 172 0 172
1952 178 0 178
1953 183 0 183
1954 179 0 179
1955 171 0 171
1956 188 0 188
1957 181 0 181
1958 204 0 204
1959 192 0 192
1960 176 0 176
1961 191 0 191
1962 145 0 145
1963 161 0 161
1964 155 0 155
1965 122 0 122
1966 123 0 123
1967 126 0 126
1968 106 0 106
1969 140 0 140
1970 131 0 131
1971 126 0 126
1972 126 6 120
1973 96 0 96
1974 98 0 98
1975 115 0 115
1976 123 0 123
1977 119 0 119
1978 133 0 133
1979 136 0 136
1980 113 0 113
1981 112 0 112
1982 106 0 106
1983 103 0 103
1984 106 0 106
1985 121 0 121
1986 101 0 101
1987 96 0 96
1988 122 0 122
1989 116 0 116
1990 122 0 122
1991 111 0 111
1992 132 0 132
1993 121 0 121
1994 104 0 104
1995 110 0 110
1996 87 0 87
1997 110 0 110
1998 109 0 109
1999 149 0 149
2000 131 0 131
2001 136 0 136
2002 142 0 142
2003 161 0 161
2004 175 0 175
2005 182 0 182
2006 169 0 169
2007 214 0 214
2008 184 0 184
2009 154 0 154
2010 137 0 137
2011 143 0 143
2012 144 0 144
2013 135 0 135
2014 132 0 132
2015 128 0 128
2016 116 0 116
2017 104 0 104

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Popularity of Elvin as a first name

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Popularity of Elvin as a last name

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Common last names for Elvin

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Baker
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Walker
  • Wright

Common first names for Elvin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elvin U.S.
  White 76.67% 64.26%
  African American 14.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elvin

People with the last name Elvin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Elvin

  • How Popular is the name Elvin? Elvin is the 1,675th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elvin was the 38,050th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elvin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,283 babies born with the first name Elvin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elvin to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elvin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Elvin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elvin is Friday, December 31st, 1819.
  • What year had the most people named Elvin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elvin was in 1927 with a total of 391 babies.
  • Random Elvin Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elvin ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 9 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Elvin: Your name in reverse order is Nivle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lvien. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elvin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 583 people with the last name Elvin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elvin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elvin as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k 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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