Elvis

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
336
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elvis

User Submitted Origins

     English
75%
     American
25%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from New Zealand, the name Elvis is of American origin and means "King".
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Elvis means "All wise".
  • A submission from Ghana says the name Elvis means "All wise" and is of English origin.
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  1. Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, possibly derived from the surname Elwes.
  2. Elvis Presley (1935-1977), a popular American rock-and-roll singer.
  3. An impersonator of Elvis Presley.

Elvis was also found in the following language(s): Latvian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Elvis

Elvis Presley was a singer, musician, and actor. He holds the title That's All Right", We're gonna do a sad song ...", It's Now, Never", Power of My Love", Hurt", and Run On". Elvis was given the name Elvis Aaron Presley on January 8th, 1935 in , U.S. He passed away on August 16th, 1977.

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Elvis Costello is a new wave music, punk rock, and pub rock (united kingdom) musician. He plays Fender Jazzmaster and Fender Telecaster. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Elvis was given the name Declan Patrick MacManus on August 25th, 1954 in Paddington, London, England. Elvis is also known as D.P. Costello, The Imposter, Little Hands of Concrete, Napoleon Dynamite, Howard Coward, and Mac Manus.

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Elvis Grbac is a football player for the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens. Elvis was born on August 13th, 1970 in Cleveland.

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Elvis Perkins is a singer-songwriter and folk rock musician. He plays Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals. Elvis was born on February 9th, 1976.

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Their military service ended in 1960.

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Elvis Duran is a presenter.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elvis

Kjell Elvis is an elvis impersonator. Kjell was given the name Kjell Henning Bjørnestad on March 12th, 1968. Kjell is also known as Kjell Elvis and K. Elvis.

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Blac Elvis is a rhythm, blues, pop-rap, hip hop music, and pop music producer, pianist, songwriter, and record producer. His career lasted from 1999 to 1999. Blac was given the name Elvis Williams on April 12th, 1981 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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Élvis is a soccer player for the C.D. Aves, Associação Portuguesa de Desportos, Goiás Esporte Clube, Clube de Regatas Brasil, União Agrícola Barbarense Futebol Clube, Leixões S.C., C.D. Feirense, and C.D. Trofense. Élvis was born on August 23rd, 1977 in São Paulo.

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Mac Elvis was a musician. Mac was born on December 1st, 1987 in Uganda. He died on October 18th, 2013.

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Ahyee Aye Elvis is a sports team member for the SK Vard Haugesund.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 8 0 8
1886 7 0 7
1887 5 0 5
1889 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1893 7 0 7
1895 5 0 5
1897 8 0 8
1898 9 0 9
1899 11 0 11
1900 8 0 8
1901 7 0 7
1902 12 0 12
1904 8 0 8
1905 12 0 12
1906 9 0 9
1907 10 0 10
1908 8 0 8
1909 12 0 12
1910 18 0 18
1911 15 0 15
1912 43 0 43
1913 34 5 29
1914 48 0 48
1915 74 8 66
1916 61 0 61
1917 69 0 69
1918 100 8 92
1919 111 5 106
1920 80 6 74
1921 85 0 85
1922 111 5 106
1923 111 8 103
1924 73 9 64
1925 75 0 75
1926 99 10 89
1927 64 0 64
1928 95 0 95
1929 86 5 81
1930 80 0 80
1931 61 0 61
1932 56 0 56
1933 56 0 56
1934 74 0 74
1935 59 10 49
1936 59 0 59
1937 49 0 49
1938 54 0 54
1939 69 0 69
1940 77 0 77
1941 54 0 54
1942 60 5 55
1943 66 6 60
1944 56 0 56
1945 49 0 49
1946 55 0 55
1947 66 0 66
1948 46 5 41
1949 50 0 50
1950 65 0 65
1951 45 0 45
1952 54 0 54
1953 34 0 34
1954 47 0 47
1955 66 0 66
1956 425 6 419
1957 613 13 600
1958 377 5 372
1959 265 0 265
1960 242 0 242
1961 188 0 188
1962 170 0 170
1963 137 0 137
1964 130 0 130
1965 157 0 157
1966 118 0 118
1967 167 0 167
1968 139 0 139
1969 149 0 149
1970 131 0 131
1971 130 0 130
1972 119 0 119
1973 157 0 157
1974 146 0 146
1975 110 0 110
1976 148 0 148
1977 299 0 299
1978 370 5 365
1979 274 0 274
1980 229 0 229
1981 213 5 208
1982 176 5 171
1983 188 6 182
1984 154 0 154
1985 200 0 200
1986 161 0 161
1987 211 0 211
1988 183 0 183
1989 243 0 243
1990 200 0 200
1991 193 0 193
1992 190 0 190
1993 258 6 252
1994 185 0 185
1995 220 0 220
1996 188 0 188
1997 214 0 214
1998 237 0 237
1999 361 0 361
2000 333 0 333
2001 278 0 278
2002 314 0 314
2003 275 0 275
2004 280 0 280
2005 247 0 247
2006 273 0 273
2007 361 6 355
2008 325 0 325
2009 249 0 249
2010 193 0 193
2011 224 0 224
2012 184 0 184
2013 185 0 185
2014 186 0 186
2015 180 0 180
2016 187 0 187
2017 150 0 150
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Elvis

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Elvis as a first name

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Popularity of Elvis as a last name

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Common last names for Elvis

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Roberts
  • Hicks
  • Thompson
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elvis U.S.
  White 69.05% 64.26%
  African American 19.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elvis

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

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Fun Facts about the name Elvis

  • How Popular is the name Elvis? Elvis is the 1,838th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elvis was the 60,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elvis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,906 babies born with the first name Elvis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elvis to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elvis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Elvis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elvis is Monday, February 22nd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Elvis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elvis was in 1957 with a total of 600 babies.
  • Random Elvis Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elvis is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 18 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Elvis: Your name in reverse order is Sivle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lesvi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elvis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 336 people with the last name Elvis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elvis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elvis as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • 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.