What does Elgin mean?
Elgin [el-gin] as a boys' name is pronounced el-JIN, EL-jin. It is of Old English and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Elgin is "high-minded; little Ireland". The Gaelic source is Eilginn from Eilgin meaning "little Ireland". Place name: a town in the region of Moray in Scotland.
(male) Eligin, Eugin, ..
(female) Elgina, Elgini, .. Middle name pairings:
Elgin Jaycion (E.J.), ..
How popular is Elgin?
Elgin is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10013 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Elgin reached its top position of #904 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alain, Albin▼, Aldin, Alin, Allin, Aloin, Alpin, Aluin, Alvin▼, Alwin, Blain, Eadin, Eagan, Eagen, Edin, Edlin, Edvin, Edwin▼, Egan, Egil, Egon, Eigil, Elan, Elden▼, Eldin, Eldis, Eldon▼, Eldwin, Elgar, Elger, Eli▲, Elia, Elian, Elie, Eligia, Eligio, Elis, Eliu, Elkan, Elli, Ellis, Elman, Elmir, Eloi, Elois, Elon, Elson, Elton▼, Elven, Elvin▼, Elvio, Elvis, Elvyn, Elwin▼, Elwinn (see Elvin), Elwyn, Emlin, Eoin, Erin▼, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin▼, Erwin▼, Eugen, Evin, Ewin, Fagin, Flin, Glin, Klein, Olin▼ and Regin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elgin.See names in meaning and etymology.