US Popularity:15465
Meaning:high-minded; little Ireland
Encourage baby to know his own mind with this name. Elgin has Gaelic roots and means "high-minded," so it's perfect for any little guy with a strong moral compass. Elgin can also mean "little Ireland," coming from Eilgin and Eilginn, making this name a sweet way to honor any family roots from the Emerald Isle. There are also ties to Scotland, with Elgin being a town in the Moray region in the northeast of the country.

Famous People Named Elgin

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  • Elgin Baylor
    Basketball Player

Elgin Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Elgin is currently #15465 in U.S. births
Boy:Elgin is currently #5853 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

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