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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 discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

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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Famous People Named Elwood

Elwood Haynes, American inventor and metallurgist
Elwood Richard Quesada, U.S. Air Force general and baseball team owner
Elwood Stanley Brown, American sports organizer
Elwood Hales, son of Kacey Ainsworth & Darren Hales
Elwood Jack Owen, son of Emma Ferguson & Mark Owen

Pop Culture References for the name Elwood

Elwood P. Dowd, main character in the play and movie 'Harvey'
Elwood Blues, one of The Blues Brothers


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!