Gender: Male Meaning of Elwood: "elder tree forest" Origin of Elwood: English

The name Elwood is a boy's name meaning "elder tree forest". Elwood and is often added to lists like Tree Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Alphabetical Brother For Liam, Sister For Emma".

From the experts:

The "el-" sound is red-hot these days, and a myriad of place names and surnames give this name a wealth of possible namesakes. The main drawback is its kinship to the name of the hero of the Legally Blond series, Elle Woods, though that will fade with time.

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i_love_cats Says:


So funny! Like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde haha

Britta Carlson Says:


This was my grandfather's name... I have yet to hear it elsewhere, which makes me like it all the more!