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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elston

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for love, everlasting.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Notable Persons Named Elston

Notable Persons Named Elston

Elston Howard

Elston Howard was a baseball. Elston was born on February 23rd, 1929 in St. Louis. He passed away on December 14th, 1980.

Elston Turner

Elston Turner is a basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Rockford Lightning, Granollers, Scavolini Pesaro, Apollon Patras, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, and La Crosse Bobcats in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 1981 to 1995. Elston was born on June 10th, 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Elston Augustin

Elston Augustin is a sports team member for the Verdes FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elston

Notable Persons With the Last Name Elston

Susan Arnold Elston Wallace

She was most active from 1858 to 1906. Susan was given the name Susan Arnold Elston on December 25th, 1830 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She died in 1907.

Lindsay Elston

Lindsay Elston is a soccer player for the Washington Huskies, Seattle Sounders Women, and Houston Dash. Lindsay was born on April 30th, 1992 in McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA.

Michael Elston

Michael was born in 1969.

Murray Elston

Murray Elston is an Ontario MPP and Member of Provincial Parliament (Ontario). Murray was born on October 8th, 1949 in Wingham, Ontario.

Charles Henry Elston

Charles was born on August 1st, 1891 in Marietta, Ohio. He left this life on September 25th, 1980.

John Arthur Elston

John was born on February 10th, 1874. He died on December 15th, 1921.


Common last names for Elston

  • Brown
  • Johnson

Common first names for Elston

  • James
  • William
  • Charles
  • John
  • Mary
  • George
  • Edward
  • Harold
  • Clarence
  • Margaret
  • Willie
  • Frank

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elston U.S.
  White 71.72% 64.26%
  African American 22.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elston

People with the last name Elston are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Elston

  • How Popular is the name Elston? Elston is the 10,367th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elston was the 5,934th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,083 babies born with the first name Elston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elston 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 Elston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elston is Monday, April 17th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Elston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elston was in 1961 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Elston Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elston is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Elston: The name spelled backwards is Notsle. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tnseol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,803 people with the last name Elston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Elston as their last name.
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