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Gender: Male Origin of Elder: English word name

The name Elder is a boy's name . Elder and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Elder

Élder Alencar Machado (de Campos), Brazilian footballer
Elder José Figueroa, Salvadoran footballer
Élder da Silva Granja, Brazilian footballer
Elder Herrera, Colombian cyclist
Elder James Olson, American poet
Elder Vogel, American politician from Pennsylvania
Elder Lafayette White, American baseball player
Elderson Uwa Echiéjilé, Nigerian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Elder

Elder, a character in the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
Elder, a member of a powerful group of Whitelighters (guardian angels) in the TV series Charmed
Elder, title in the LDS church, used for several characters in musical "The Book of Mormon"
The Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows in Harry Potter
The Elder Scrolls, a game franchise from Bethesda
Elder, an English surname, may refer to an ancestor with high standing in a Protestant church governed by councils of elders


RoddyThlayli Says:


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

lesliemarion Says:


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