Elder Name Meaning

Scottish and English: distinguishing nickname bestowed on the elder (Old English ealdra) of two bearers of the same personal name. It may also denote an elder of a Church, in the sense of a senior and respected member of a congregation. Americanized form of German Elter, which has the same meaning as 1.

List of People with Surname Elder

Based on our public records, there are a total of 16,044 people with the surname Elder. Among these people surnamed Elder, there are approximately 1,154 distinct names, with an average of 13 people who share the same name. Daniel Elder, Ann Elder and Janet Elder are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Elder, with 90, 85 and 76 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Texas has the most people surnamed Elder, with a total of 1,405 people, and there are a total of 626 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Elder, with a total of 1,345 people and an average of 599 distinct names.