"oak tree"

Elon Origin and Meaning

The name Elon is a boy's name meaning "oak tree".

The boys' name Elon is best known today as the name of Elon Musk, eccentric billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX. With Canadian singer Grimes, Elon Musk has a son with an even more unusual name, X Æ A-12.

Before Musk arrived on the scene, Elon was the name of a Biblical judge. Long obscure, naming your son Elon today would signal an admiration for Musk rather than the Good Book.

Taken on its own merits, Elon is a sleek, attractive name with a strong nature meaning that's rare but also has deep roots: A total winner. But now that shiny name is feeling a bit....Musky.

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Elon Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Elon Popularity

Famous People Named Elon

  • Elon MuskSouth African billionaire businessman and inventor (said to be the inspiration for Tony Stark's character in the Iron Man films)
  • Elon FarnsworthAmerican lawyer and politician
  • Elon GoldAmerican actor

Elon in Pop Culture

  • Elon Universityin Elon, North Carolina
  • Elonson of Zebulun, grandson of Israel, great,grandson of Isaac (Num. 26:26) in Christianity
  • Elona judge of Israel in Christianity