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Elwood

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 23 0 23
1881 29 0 29
1882 29 0 29
1883 24 0 24
1884 26 0 26
1885 28 0 28
1886 31 0 31
1887 24 0 24
1888 31 0 31
1889 29 0 29
1890 24 0 24
1891 34 0 34
1892 40 0 40
1893 29 0 29
1894 33 0 33
1895 43 0 43
1896 35 0 35
1897 49 0 49
1898 35 0 35
1899 34 0 34
1900 51 0 51
1901 48 0 48
1902 33 0 33
1903 58 0 58
1904 52 0 52
1905 36 0 36
1906 49 0 49
1907 52 0 52
1908 59 0 59
1909 66 0 66
1910 93 0 93
1911 114 0 114
1912 262 0 262
1913 322 0 322
1914 373 0 373
1915 529 0 529
1916 526 0 526
1917 528 0 528
1918 572 0 572
1919 589 0 589
1920 586 0 586
1921 625 12 613
1922 594 0 594
1923 565 0 565
1924 605 0 605
1925 576 6 570
1926 548 5 543
1927 540 7 533
1928 484 5 479
1929 410 5 405
1930 468 5 463
1931 421 0 421
1932 375 0 375
1933 393 8 385
1934 374 0 374
1935 314 0 314
1936 299 0 299
1937 326 0 326
1938 315 0 315
1939 280 0 280
1940 288 0 288
1941 303 0 303
1942 285 0 285
1943 287 0 287
1944 254 0 254
1945 222 0 222
1946 239 0 239
1947 270 0 270
1948 239 0 239
1949 207 0 207
1950 179 0 179
1951 207 0 207
1952 193 0 193
1953 164 0 164
1954 191 0 191
1955 158 0 158
1956 152 0 152
1957 144 0 144
1958 129 0 129
1959 121 0 121
1960 120 0 120
1961 105 0 105
1962 107 0 107
1963 93 0 93
1964 103 0 103
1965 75 0 75
1966 77 0 77
1967 69 0 69
1968 66 0 66
1969 65 0 65
1970 54 0 54
1971 57 0 57
1972 43 0 43
1973 50 0 50
1974 39 0 39
1975 37 0 37
1976 41 0 41
1977 25 0 25
1978 42 0 42
1979 33 0 33
1980 34 0 34
1981 32 0 32
1982 30 0 30
1983 19 0 19
1984 17 0 17
1985 17 0 17
1986 21 0 21
1987 17 0 17
1988 17 0 17
1989 29 0 29
1990 20 0 20
1991 20 0 20
1992 11 0 11
1993 11 0 11
1994 15 0 15
1995 7 0 7
1996 17 0 17
1997 15 0 15
1998 15 0 15
1999 15 0 15
2000 14 0 14
2001 11 0 11
2002 5 0 5
2003 10 0 10
2004 12 0 12
2005 11 0 11
2006 11 0 11
2007 13 0 13
2008 13 0 13
2009 15 0 15
2010 19 0 19
2011 17 0 17
2012 20 0 20
2013 29 0 29
2014 36 0 36
2015 52 0 52

Fun Facts about the name Elwood

  • How many people with the first name Elwood have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,340 babies born with the first name Elwood in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elwood 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 Elwood? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 23 new born babies.
  • When was Elwood first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elwood is Thursday, January 27th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Elwood born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elwood was in 1921 with a total of 613 babies.
  • Random Elwood Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elwood ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 130 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Elwood: Your name in reverse order is Doowle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Deolwo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elwood? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,000 people with the last name Elwood.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elwood? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Elwood as their last name.

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Popularity of Elwood as a first name

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Popularity of Elwood as a last name

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Common last names for Elwood

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Hall
  • Clark
  • Lewis
  • White
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elwood U.S.
  White 92.10% 64.26%
  African American 1.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elwood

People with the last name Elwood are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Elwood

The name "Elwood" is of English origin, and it means "From the Old Wood Forest". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons With the Name Elwood

John Cromwell

John Cromwell was an actor, director, and producer. He was most prominent from 1912 to 1978. John was given the name Elwood Dager Cromwell on December 23rd, 1887 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. He died on September 26th, 1979.

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Elwood Haynes

Elwood Haynes was a foundry \ metal casting, natural gas, automotive industry, business magnate, foundry, casting, automotive, and industrialist. Elwood was born on October 14th, 1857 in Portland, Indiana. He died on April 13th, 1925.

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Elwood Richard Quesada

Elwood Richard Quesada is a lockheed corporation, federal aviation administration, and major league baseball. His military service ended in 1951.

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Elwood Engel

Elwood Engel was a famed person. Elwood was born in 1917. He left this life in 1986.

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Elwood

Elwood is an electronic music and computer music musician. They plays Computer, Music tracker, and FastTracker 2. They were most active from 1995 to present. Elwood was given the name Jussi-Matti Salmela on August 11th, 1979 in Kankaanpää. Elwood is also known as Elwood79, Magellanic Milk, and Elwood.

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Elwood C. Buchanan Sr.

Elwood C. Buchanan Sr. was a jazz teacher and trumpeter. He plays Trumpet. Elwood was born Elwood C. Buchanan Sr. on January 26th, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He breathed his last breath on May 21st, 1990.

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  • Elwood Mead
    (leading somebody)
  • Elwood Hillis
    (famous person)
  • Elwood V. Jensen
    (scientist)
  • Elwood 'Bingo' DeMoss
    (baseball player)
  • Elwood Bredell
    (cinematographer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elwood

Graham Elwood

Graham Elwood is a comedian, actor, writer, podcaster, and game show host. Graham was born on August 5th, 1969 in Stoughton, Wisconsin.

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Elwood

Elwood is an electronic music and computer music musician. They plays Computer, Music tracker, and FastTracker 2. They were most active from 1995 to present. Elwood was given the name Jussi-Matti Salmela on August 11th, 1979 in Kankaanpää. Elwood is also known as Elwood79, Magellanic Milk, and Elwood.

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James Stanley Elwood

James Stanley Elwood is a noteworthy somebody. James was born in 1922.

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Eric Elwood

Eric Elwood is a famous individual. Eric was born on February 26th, 1969.

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Roger Elwood

Roger Elwood was a writer and editor. Roger was born on January 13th, 1943 in Southern New Jersey, U.S. He passed away on February 2nd, 2007.

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Sheri Elwood

Sheri Elwood is a famous person.

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What does the name Elwood mean?

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Wis for wise, more tomorrow that today.

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Ois for observant, nothing gets by you!

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

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