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What does Elam mean?

Elam Pronunciation of Elam [elam] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Elam is "forever, eternal; tree". Elam is an alternate form of Eilam (Hebrew). Elam is also a variant of Ilan (Hebrew): masculine variant of Ilana.

Associated with: tree.


3 alternative forms via Eilam, Ilan: Eilon, Elan and Ilon.

Creative forms:
(male) Edam, Eram, ..

(female) Elmi, Elmia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elam Felix (E.F.), ..

How popular is Elam?

Elam is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#2413 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elam reached its peak position of #1058 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1262. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Elam (#1262 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Elan (#1484 in 2015) and Ilan (#1579). These relations of Elam were popular in 2015 (average #1441).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elam, Elan, Ilan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elam is alike in pronunciation to Alem and Eliam. Other suggested similar names are Adam, Aram, Azam, Bram, Cam, Cram, Ean, Eban, Edan, Edom, Egan, Eian, Eilad, Eilan, Elado, Elami, Elex, Elgar, Eli, Elia, Elian, Elias, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Eljah, Elkan, Ellar, Elli, Elman, Elmar, Elmo, Elof, Eloi, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Elrad, Eluf, Elvo, Ely, Elyas, Em, Eman, Eran, Esau, Etan, Euan, Eva, Evan, Ewan, Ezar, Gilam, Gram, Ham, Isam, Kam, Kram, Liam, Lyam, Noam, Ram, Sam and Tam. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elam.

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