Meaning and Origin of Elwood - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Elwood

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : From the old forest

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, which is probably named from Old English ellern ‘elder tree’ + wudu ‘wood’.
  • English : from the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’. In the British Isles this spelling is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.