First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Elson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Elson

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Ghana says the name Elson means "the Son of the Almighty God (EL)".
  2. According to a user from India, the name Elson is of English origin and means "Son God".
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Notable Persons Named Elson

Notable Persons Named Elson

Elson Bakili Muluzi

Elson Bakili Muluzi is a president. He was most prominent from 1994 to 2004. Elson was born on March 17th, 1943 in Machinga District.

Elson S. Floyd

Elson was born on February 29th, 1956 in Henderson, North Carolina. He passed away on June 20th, 2015.

Elson Hooi

Elson Hooi is a soccer player for the FC Volendam, C.V.V. Inter Willemstad, NAC Breda, Viborg FF, and Curaçao national under-20 football team. Elson was born on October 1st, 1991 in Willemstad.


Élson is a soccer player for the Oeste Futebol Clube, Ituano FC, Esporte Clube Vitória, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, VfB Stuttgart, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Goiás Esporte Clube, Hannover 96, FC Rostov, and Criciúma Esporte Clube. Élson was born on November 16th, 1981 in Conceição do Araguaia. Élson is also known as da Silva and Élson Falcão.

Elson Becerra

Elson Becerra was a soccer player for the Deportes Tolima, Junior F.C., América de Cali, Al Jazira Club, and Colombia national football team. Elson was born on April 26th, 1978 in Cartagena, Colombia. He passed away on January 8th, 2006.

Elson Soh

Elson was born on September 6th, 1988.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elson

Karen Elson

Karen Elson is a model. Karen was born on January 14th, 1979 in Oldham.

Andrea Elson

Andrea Elson is a model (profession), actor, model (people), and actress. She was most active from 1983 to 1998. Andrea was born on March 6th, 1969 in New York City.

Francisco Elson

Francisco Elson is a basketball player for the FC Barcelona Regal, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Valencia BC, CB Sevilla, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, and Utah Jazz. He was most prominent from 1999 to 2013. Francisco was born on February 28th, 1976 in Rotterdam.

Kate Elson

Kate was born on January 14th, 1979 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England.

Bob Elson

Bob Elson was a broadcaster. Bob was born on March 22nd, 1904 in Chicago. He died on March 10th, 1981.

Diane Elson

Diane Elson is a professor of development studies at the university of manchester, professor of sociology at the university of essex, university of manchester, university of essex, professor of development studies at theuniversity of manchester, and professor of sociology. She was most active from 1968 to present. Diane was given the name Diane Rosemary Elson on April 20th, 1946 in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England.

  • Élson
    Soccer Player
  • Richard Mark Elson
    Actor & Director
  • Peter Elson

Common last names for Elson

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones

Common first names for Elson

  • William
  • Robert
  • John
  • Charles
  • George
  • James
  • Dorothy
  • Harry
  • Harold
  • Mildred
  • Walter
  • Helen
  • Paul

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elson U.S.
  White 84.77% 64.26%
  African American 8.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elson

People with the last name Elson are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Elson

  • How Popular is the name Elson? Elson is the 9,458th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elson was the 10,306th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,242 babies born with the first name Elson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elson to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Elson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elson is Tuesday, October 24th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Elson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elson was in 1924 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Elson Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elson is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Elson: The name spelled backwards is Nosle. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Losen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,126 people with the last name Elson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Elson as their last name.
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