Meaning and Origin of: Elman

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Famous nobleman

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : variant of Hellmann (see Heller), reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.
  • German (Elmann) : from a short form of the Germanic personal name Adelman, composed of the elements adal ‘noble (family)’ + man ‘man’.
  • English : occupational name for a seller of oil, from Middle English ele ‘oil’ + man ‘man’.