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What does Elba mean?

Elba Pronunciation of Elba [el-ba] as a girls' name. Diminutive of Elberta. Also a place name: a small island off the coast of Italy, the site of Napoleon's first exile. The Elbe is an important river in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Associated with: small (little), river.


Elba has 2 variants: Elbe and Ellba.

Creative forms:
(female) Eleba, Euba, ..

(male) Eles, Elfa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elba Veda (E.V.), ..

How popular is Elba?

Elba is a very prominent first name for females (#984 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Elba reached its top position of #1167 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elba name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elba outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Elberta is the only other prominent variation form of Elba rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Elba were at the top of their popularity in the 1900s.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elba, Elberta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elba and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elba is alike in pronunciation to Alba, Albia and Alby. Other recommended names are Baba, Beba, Eba, Ebba, Ebbe, Ebo, Edda, Edma, Edra, Efa, Eila, El, Ela, Elah, Elan, Elana, Elda, Elena, Elga, Eli, Elia, Elin, Elina, Elis, Elisa, Elita, Eliz, Elka, Ella, Ellma, Elly, Elma, Elna, Elon, Elora, Els, Elsa, Else, Elssa, Elsy, Eltha, Elva, Elvah, Elvi, Elvia, Elvy, Elyn, Elza, Ema, Emma, Ena, Enda, Enza, Erga, Erla, Erma, Esma, Esta, Etha, Etna, Eubha, Euna, Evia, Ewa, Hiba, Kiba, Luba, Melba, Roba, Saba, Zeba and Zuba. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elba.

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