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What does Elson mean?

Elson Pronunciation of Elson [el-son] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and Elson means "son of Ellis; Elli's town". Elson is a version of Ellison (Old English): author Ralph Ellison. Elson is also a variation of Elston (Old English): place name.

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Elson has 1 variant: Ellson.

4 more alternative forms via Ellison, Elston: Elison, Elisson, Ellston and Ellyson.

Creative forms:
(male) Eason, Erson, ..

(female) Elsoni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elson Javion (E.J.), ..

How popular is Elson?

Elson is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#9967 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elson was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #1985 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Elson are Ellison (#1687 last year) and Elston. Adoption of these forms of Elson was more pronounced among parents in 2015.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elson, Ellison, Elston in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elson is alike in pronunciation to Allson, Willson and Wilson. Other suggested similar names are Aldon, Alison, Allon, Alon, Alsdon (see Alston), Alton, Anson, Cason, Cleon, Colson, Dyson, Eamon, Easton, Eaton, Edmon, Edon, Edson, Efron, Egon, Eilon, Einon, Eion, Ekon, Elan, Elden, Eldin, Eldon, Eldor, Elgin, Elian, Eliot, Eliron, Eliso, Eljin, Elkan, Elman, Elmo, Elof, Eloi, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Elrod, Elroi, Elsdon, Elton, Elven, Elvin, Elvo, Elvyn, Elwin, Elwyn, Elyot, Eon, Eron, Erron, Eston, Eton, Evion, Evron, Eynon, Eyton, Gilson, Ilon, Jason, Kason, Kleon, Mason, Nilson, Orson, Tyson and Urson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elson.

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