Gender: Male Origin of Elder: English word name

Elder Origin and Meaning

The name Elder is a boy's name .

Anyone who's seen "The Book of Mormon" or visited Utah knows this as the title taken by male Mormon missionaries during their term of service. We'd advise anyone who lives somewhere with any significant Mormon population to avoid it for that reason.

That said, Elder does have some history as a boys' name, especially in Latin America, where the stress is on the second syllable. The "el-" sound has become extremely fashionable, so we wouldn't be surprised if this started climbing up the charts.

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RoddyThlayli Says:


Sorry, but this would just be awkward . . ..

lesliemarion Says:


I've probably gone around the bend, but I like this name.