What does Eldridge mean?
Eldridge /el-drid-ge/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
How popular is Eldridge?
Eldridge is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1152 out of 1220, Top 94%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#1322 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Eldridge for boys. Eldridge reached its highest position of #642 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Eldridge and affiliated names. Eldred is the only other popular related form of Eldridge appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Ellbridge are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.374%) and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Eldred and Eldridge becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)