Meaning and name origin
Eldridge \e-ld-ridge, el-dridge\ as a boy's name is of German origin, and the meaning of Eldridge is "sage ruler". Also a variant of Elbridge or a surname from the same Old English name as Eldred. The first use of the name was by immigrants from England to the US in 1636. The variant Eldrick is the given name of golfer Tiger Woods. African-American civil rights activist Eldridge Cleaver.
Eldridge is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1152 out of 1220, Top 94%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1148 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Eldridge for boys. Eldridge reached its highest rank of #642 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Eldridge and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eldridge and Eldred. (2014 statistics).