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

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Origin and Meaning of Mcelroy

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Alt. Meaning

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

E is for eager, let's get started!

L is for luster, your shine.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

O is for original, one of a kind!

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mcelroy

Jerome "Chef" McElroy is a fictional character.


Jr., Gregory Vincent McElroy is a football player. Jr., was born on May 10th, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Jr., is also known as McElroy and Gene.


Wendy McElroy is a writer. Wendy was born in 1951 in Canada.


Mary McElroy was a First Lady of the United States. Mary was born on July 5th, 1841 in Greenwich (town), New York. She died on January 8th, 1917.


Neil H. McElroy was an office holder. Neil was born on October 30th, 1904 in Berea, Ohio. He died on November 30th, 1972.


Alan B. McElroy is a screenwriter.


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Popularity of Mcelroy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mcelroy U.S.
  White 78.93% 64.26%
  African American 15.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mcelroy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mcelroy

  • How Popular is the name Mcelroy? Mcelroy is the 78,538th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mcelroy was the 1,446th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mcelroy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7 babies born with the first name Mcelroy in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mcelroy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1941 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Mcelroy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mcelroy is Thursday, May 17th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Mcelroy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mcelroy was in 1941 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mcelroy: Your name in reverse order is Yorlecm. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcomyre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mcelroy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,668 people with the last name Mcelroy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mcelroy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Mcelroy as their last name.

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  • 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).
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