[ 2 syll. el-vis, elv-is ] The baby boy name Elvis is pronounced EHLVihS- †.
1: Elvis' origin is Old English, and its use, English. The first name is of debated origin; it is most likely from the Irish name Ailbhe, or else it could be from the surname Elwes, or a form of the first names Elwin, Alvis, or Alvin. It could also be of Old Norse origin. Saint Elvis was a 6th-century Irish bishop of Munster who gave his name to the church of St Elvis in Pembroke, Wales; he has been equated with Saint Ailbhe, the patron saint of wolves. In modern times, the name is famous from the US singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977), who took the name from his father Vernon Elvis Presley.
Elvis has 11 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions of Elvis include Alvis, Alvys, El, Elvio, Elviss, Elviz, Elvo, Elvys, Elvyss, Melvis, and Yoelvis.
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Elvis.
2: Elvis's origin is Old Norse. Here, the meaning is all-knowing.
See also the related categories, english, wolves, church, modern, and irish.
Elvis is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1957, 0.027% of baby boys were named Elvis. It was #312 in rank then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is today of infrequent use. Within the family of boy names directly related to Elvis, Alvin was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Elvis include Elviss, Elbace, Elbase, Elbis, Elbiss, Elbus, Elbuss, Elbys, Elbyss, Elfego, Elpis, Elviz, Elvys, and Elvyss.
† English pronunciation for Elvis: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Elvis:
Rock Musician Elvis Presley, born 8 January 1935 - 16 August 1977, Tupelo, Mississippi.
Singer Elvis Costello, born Declan Patrick McManus 25 August 1954, Paddington, London, England.