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Elon is a very old-fashioned name with biblical roots, but thanks to a very popular eccentric billionaire and entrepreneur, it's been making a comeback over the last few years, and that trend is likely to continue. The name has a strong nature meaning, adding even more to its appeal. It pairs well with both modern and classic middle names.

Meaning of the name Elon:

Hebrew: Oak tree

Origin of the name Elon:

Elon is a biblical name from the Book of Judges. The Hebrew name is more common in Jewish cultures, as both a given name and surname.

Symbolism of the name Elon:

The baby name Elon offers plenty of symbolism. First, its meaning alone is “oak tree.” The oak tree is thought to be a symbol of strength, wisdom, endurance, and longevity around the world. Elon is also a biblical name, so Christian and Jewish parents may find symbolism there. Finally, many people in modern times associate Elon with the eccentric billionaire and founder of Telsa, Elon Musk.

Baby name Elon

Style of the name Elon:

Classic

Gender of the name Elon:

Elon is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Elon:

EE-lon

Number of syllables in the name Elon:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Elon:

The baby name Elon evokes images of someone who is bright, confident, and intelligent.

Alternative spellings for the name Elon:

  • Alon
  • Eilon
  • Elan
  • Eilan
  • Ilan 
  • Ilon

Nicknames for the name Elon:

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Popularity of the name Elon:

According to the Social Security Administration, Elon was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in 2018. It ranked at number 940 that year.

Related names for the name Elon:

Great middle names for Elon and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Elon:

  • Elon Musk (entrepreneur)
  • Elon Eaton (ornithologist and author)
  • Elon J. Farnsworth (Civil War captain)
  • Elon Ganor (entrepreneur)
  • Elon Gold (actor and comedian)
  • Elon White (journalist)

Elons in popular culture:

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