What does Elam mean?
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.
(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)
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).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.