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skeptic
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I have never met or heard of anyone else having the name Elvis. Did his folks make it up or do others exist.

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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Elvis the skater (but I believe he was named for Elvis the singer).

Seaboe

ETA link to Baby Names database.

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This site has some info.
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The boy's name Elvis is pronounced EL-viss. It is of Scandinavian origin, and its meaning is "all-wise." Brought into prominence by the late singer/actor Elvis Presley. World champion skater Elvis Stojko; football player Elvis Grbac.


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Um, my cousin.
Does that count? I highly doubt he was named for the singer as his parents (my grandparents) were from Costa Rica (but, hey, you never know).

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I knew an Elvis Roberts. But since his middle name was "Presley," he was probably named for the singer.

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I knew an Elvis, he would be older than Presley if he were still alive... he went by El.
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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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quote:
Originally posted by geminilee:
This site has some info.
quote:
The boy's name Elvis is pronounced EL-viss. It is of Scandinavian origin, and its meaning is "all-wise." Brought into prominence by the late singer/actor Elvis Presley. World champion skater Elvis Stojko; football player Elvis Grbac.

And, if you look farther down the page it has a chart showing the relative popularity of the name back to about 1900.

BTW, Geminilee, I spanked you with the same site and everything!

Seaboe

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I had a friend as a child who had a brother named Elvis.

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I like the social security site for tracking name popularity.
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
I imagine that the think baby names site is drawing from the SSN data.

It looks like it's been in the top 1000 for this entire century. There's a huge jump between 1955 and 1957. Elvis goes from being the 889th most popular name to the 312th most popular name. Other than that it's been rather constant.

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I checked out the Ancestry.com index of the 1880 US Census. From the first page of results:

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Name Birth Year BirthPlace
Elvis Taylor abt 1852 Alabama
Elvis Ranburn abt 1861 Alabama
Elvis Beasley abt 1876 Alabama
Elvis Foster abt 1852 Alabama
Elvis T. Haddock abt 1877 Arkansas
Elvis Alix abt 1872 Arkansas
Elvis Goble abt 1877 Arkansas
Elvis Spoon abt 1874 Arkansas
Elvis Mc Grew abt 1859 Arkansas
Elvis Roads abt 1865 Arkansas
Elvis Stadt abt 1841 BAVARIA
Elvis Morgan abt 1871 Florida
Elvis C. Hunter abt 1878 Kentucky
Elvis Kempton abt 1874 New Hampshire
Elvis A. White abt 1858 New York
Elvis Mattas abt 1879 New York
Elvis M. Jennings abt 1841 New York
Elvis Stweit abt 1878 New York
Elvis Purdorff abt 1858 New York
Elvis F. Green abt 1807 New York
Elvis Burchard abt 1848 New York
Elvis Rosenbery abt 1880 Pennsylvania
Elvis Cook abt 1872 Tennessee
Elvis Null abt 1857 Tennessee
Elvis Ridgeway abt 1870 Tennessee



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I can't believe no one listed the greatest Elvis ever,Elvis Gratton sti!

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Before anyone else brings it up, I'll just point out that Elvis Costello is the stage name of Ian Declan McManus, so he doesn't really count.

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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quote:
Originally posted by Jay Tempura:
Before anyone else brings it up, I'll just point out that Elvis Costello is the stage name of Ian Declan McManus, so he doesn't really count.

Sniff. We already knew that. Why do you think he hasn't come up yet? Sniff.

[Big Grin]

Seaboe

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I worked with a guy whose older brother was named Elvis - the older brother was born around 1946, in eastern Canada, and long before Elvis was famous.

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Illuminatus
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Elvis Grbac was an NFL quarterback for several seasons.

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Elvis Hester; Senior Pastor, Eagles Landing Church of God, Stockbridge, Georgia
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Mother of Nanaballis
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I have a friend whose husband's name is Elvis. H was born in the late 30's. We used to tease her when he wasn't around "Elvis has left the building"...
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I had a waiter at a Mexican restaurant named Elvis, fairly recently.

And Elvis was slow as all hell, too...

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There's a guy who works at the snack bar where I work whose name is 'Elvis.' He's of an age where he MIGHT have been named for EAP, but I really don't know.

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Elvis Peacock played football for OU and then pro ball for 3-4 years.

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Jarome Iginla's dad's name is Elvis. I seem to remember that Elivs is one of Jarome's 57 (okay, I think it's more like six) middle names, too.
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Crockett's alligator's name was Elvis.

Depending on the source alligators can grow as old as 75 or 100 years. So he probably was there before the singer

Ok, I know.... [fish]

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quote:
Originally posted by Illuminatus:
Elvis Grbac was an NFL quarterback for several seasons.

And he got *no* respect out here, either.

Too bad. I finally realized what his problem was the last season he played. Jimmy Raye. Grbac could throw the ball, he just never had the chance. /hijack

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I went to school with a kid named Elvis, his brother's name was Rhett.

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There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis,but he's a liar.

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According to Statistics Norway, there are 63 men with Elvis as their first name, of which 49 has is as their only first name.

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One of my cats was named Elvis when we adopted him from his foster home [Smile]

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quote:
There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis,but he's a liar
and I'm not sure about you [Big Grin]

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There's supposed to be a place in Ireland called St. Elvis's Head.
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I used to go to a church with an Elvis.

He's Hispanic, and didn't speak much English when I knew him, so I'm guessing he did not care about anyone's blue suede shoes.

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It seems like I remember seeing an old cartoon (Possibly a Foghorn Leghorn short, but it could have been some other cartoon with birds as characters) where one of the characters was named Elvis. The impression I got was that it was supposed to be a stereotypical Southern name. I'm not sure if the cartoon was made before or after Elvis Presley became fameous.

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quote:
Originally posted by Embra:
quote:
There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis,but he's a liar
and I'm not sure about you [Big Grin]
Sorry, but someone was going to say it eventually. [Big Grin]

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I have never met or heard of anyone else having the name Elvis. Did his folks make it up or do others exist.
Elvis Presley was given that first name because it was his father's middle name.

- snopes

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When Elvis was at the height of his popularity, quite a few kids in Scandinavia got named Elvis. They are generally embarrassed about it today...

As for the Scandinavian origins of the name, I have never heard about any Scandinavian named Elvis who was not named after the Presley guy.

A friend of mine uses the online moniker FatterThanElvis. Does that count?

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quote:
Originally posted by Jay Tempura:
...Elvis Costello is the stage name of Ian Declan McManus, so he doesn't really count.

Next you'll try to tell us that Elvis Hitler is a made-up name, too.
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