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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England
  2. A city in Iowa
  3. A city in Minnesota
  4. A city in Nevada
  5. An unincorporated community in Virginia
  6. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Ely

Ely Buendia is an alternative rock, pop music, and experimental music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, and bass. He has been prominent since 1989. Ely was given the name Eleandre Basiño Buendia on November 2nd, 1970 in Naga City, Philippines.

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Ely S. Parker is a bureau of indian affairs. His military service ended in 4.

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Ely Pouget is a film/television actress. She was most active from 1985 to present. Ely was given the name Elizabeth Pouget on August 30th, 1961.

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Ely Guerra is an alternative rock, pop rock, mexican rock, and jazz musician. Ely was given the name Elizabeth Guerra Vazquez on February 13th, 1972.

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Ely Calil is a businessperson and businessman. Ely was born on December 8th, 1945 in Kano.

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Ely Culbertson was a contract bridge writer, publisher, organizer, and player; advocate of world peace. Ely was born on July 22nd, 1891 in Vărbilău. He died on December 27th, 1955.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ely

His career lasted from 1957 to 1957. Ron was given the name Ronald Pierce Ely on June 2nd, 1938 in Hereford, Texas, United States.

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Rodrigo Ely is a soccer player for the A.C. Milan, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, A.S.D. Reggio Calabria, Varese Calcio S.S.D., U.S. Avellino 1912, Italy national under-19 football team, Italy national under-20 football team, and Brazil national under-23 football team. Rodrigo was born on November 3rd, 1993 in Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul. Rodrigo is also known as szia.

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Joe Ely is an americana (music), texas country music, country rock, progressive country, outlaw country, alternative country, heartland rock, and tejano music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1970. Joe was born on February 9th, 1947 in Amarillo, Texas.

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Richard T. Ely was an economist in the field of political economy. Richard was born on April 13th, 1854 in Ripley, New York. He passed away on October 4th, 1943.

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Melvin Ely is a basketball player for the Texas Legends, Gunma Crane Thunders, Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets, and Guayama Wizards in the Bj league. His ongoing career started in 2002. Melvin was born on May 2nd, 1978 in Harvey, Illinois.

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Jack Ely was a garage rock and christian rock musician and horse trainer. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 1959 to 2015. Jack was born on September 11th, 1943 in Portland, Oregon, United States. He left this life on April 28th, 2015.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 8 0 8
1882 12 0 12
1886 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1888 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1895 10 0 10
1896 9 0 9
1897 5 0 5
1898 8 0 8
1899 6 0 6
1900 7 0 7
1901 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1906 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1910 10 0 10
1911 6 0 6
1912 13 0 13
1913 17 0 17
1914 19 0 19
1915 25 0 25
1916 21 0 21
1917 24 0 24
1918 37 5 32
1919 20 0 20
1920 25 0 25
1921 21 0 21
1922 19 0 19
1923 15 0 15
1924 22 0 22
1925 16 0 16
1926 11 0 11
1927 16 0 16
1928 13 0 13
1929 12 0 12
1930 5 0 5
1931 11 0 11
1932 8 0 8
1933 15 0 15
1934 16 0 16
1935 7 0 7
1937 7 0 7
1938 6 0 6
1939 15 0 15
1940 8 0 8
1941 5 0 5
1942 9 0 9
1943 6 0 6
1944 11 0 11
1945 8 0 8
1946 6 0 6
1947 12 0 12
1948 10 0 10
1949 9 0 9
1950 8 0 8
1951 13 0 13
1952 7 0 7
1953 6 0 6
1954 8 0 8
1955 6 0 6
1956 10 0 10
1957 8 0 8
1958 10 0 10
1959 8 0 8
1961 11 0 11
1962 8 0 8
1963 10 0 10
1965 6 0 6
1966 7 0 7
1967 9 0 9
1968 11 0 11
1969 12 0 12
1970 16 0 16
1971 19 0 19
1972 12 0 12
1973 17 0 17
1974 22 0 22
1975 21 0 21
1976 29 0 29
1977 31 5 26
1978 34 0 34
1979 34 6 28
1980 35 0 35
1981 39 0 39
1982 33 0 33
1983 38 0 38
1984 37 0 37
1985 33 0 33
1986 39 5 34
1987 28 0 28
1988 33 0 33
1989 49 7 42
1990 52 10 42
1991 65 8 57
1992 53 6 47
1993 55 6 49
1994 40 7 33
1995 49 6 43
1996 43 0 43
1997 64 6 58
1998 62 12 50
1999 75 13 62
2000 100 8 92
2001 99 14 85
2002 103 15 88
2003 101 7 94
2004 160 17 143
2005 165 13 152
2006 160 18 142
2007 164 18 146
2008 170 17 153
2009 175 16 159
2010 158 21 137
2011 166 18 148
2012 155 23 132
2013 142 19 123
2014 128 25 103
2015 135 26 109
2016 118 15 103
2017 99 27 72

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Popularity of Ely as a first name

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Popularity of Ely as a last name

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Common last names for Ely

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ely U.S.
  White 88.06% 64.26%
  African American 6.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ely

People with the last name Ely are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ely

  • How Popular is the name Ely? Ely is the 4,042nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ely was the 2,745th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ely have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,468 babies born with the first name Ely in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ely to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ely? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ely first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ely is Tuesday, December 8th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Ely born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ely was in 2009 with a total of 159 babies.
  • Random Ely Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ely is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Ely: Your name in reverse order is Yle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ely? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,130 people with the last name Ely.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ely? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Ely as their last name.

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