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What does Elwood mean?

Elwood Pronunciation of Elwood [el-wood] as a boys' name is pronounced EL-wud. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elwood is "old, noble wood".

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, old, noble, wood (tree)


VARIANTS Ellwood, Woody

(male) Edwood, Erwood, ..


Elwood Brantley (E.B.), ..

How popular is Elwood?

Elwood is a very prominent first name for males (#604 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#6423 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Elwood reached its peak position of #210 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ellwood and Woody are the popular varying forms of Elwood. These forms of Elwood were at the peak of their popularity 105 years ago (MEDIAN #839).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elwood, Ellwood, Woody in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Atwood, Dagwood, Edmond, Edward, Egmond, Elado, Eldon, Eldor, Eldous, Eldred, Eldrid, Elford, Elfred, Eliot, Eliott, Eliron, Eliso, Elison, Elisud, Ellard, Ellford (see Elford), Elliot, Ellrad (see Elrad), Ellrod, Ellson, Ellton, Elmo, Elmore, Elof, Eloi, Elois, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Elrad, Elrod, Elroi, Elroy, Elroye, Elsdon, Elson, Elston, Elton, Elvio, Elvo, Elwell, Elwill, Elwin, Elwinn (see Elvin), Elwyn, Elwynn, Elyot, Elyott, Esmond, Ewald, Eward, Harwood, Haywood, Heywood, Linwood, Marwood, Norwood, Osgood, Upwood and Winwood. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elwood.

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