"moor with elm trees"

Elmore Origin and Meaning

The name Elmore is a boy's name of English origin meaning "moor with elm trees".

Boys' names beginning with "El" were all the rage in the 1910s, but today Elmore - along with Elwin, Ellsworth and others - has barely been used for decades. It has literary connections through writer Elmore "Dutch" Leonard. More recently, several children's book characters have given the name a cuddly feel: Holly Hobbie's Elmore the Porcupine, and Elmore Green in Lauren Child's "The New Small Person".

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Famous People Named Elmore

  • Elmore John LeonardAmerican novelist
  • Elmore JamesAmerican blues guitarist
  • Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr.American actor
  • Elmore Howard HutchinsonJamaican,American cricketer
  • Elmore PhilpottCanadian politician and journalist

Elmore in Pop Culture

  • Elmoresetting of TV's "The Amazing World of Gumball"