Elwood - boys name

Elwood name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 81%

Elwood name meaning:

The name Elwood is of English origin and has multiple meanings. One of the most common interpretations is that it is derived from the Old English words "├Žlf" which means "elf" and "wudu" which means "wood." Therefore, Elwood can be understood as "elf wood" or "woodland of the elves." This connotation evokes a sense of mystical and magical association, suggesting a connection to nature and the spiritual realm.

Another possible meaning of Elwood is "noble wood" or "noble forest." The inclusion of the word "wood" signifies a natural environment, while the term "noble" implies a sense of honor, dignity, and nobility. This interpretation may highlight qualities such as strength, bravery, and wisdom, suggesting that individuals with the name Elwood possess noble characteristics.

Overall, the name Elwood carries a sense of enchantment, connection to nature, and potentially noble qualities. It can evoke imagery of magical forests or serene woodlands, while also suggesting a person of honor and nobility.

Origin: English

From the old forest.

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Overall UK ranking: 907 out of 4789

33 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Elwood

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