First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Famous nobleman
First name variations: Elmo, Elmore, Ellmer, Elmer, Neelendra, Neel, Sel, Selv, Selvaughn, Selvawn, Selvon
Last name origins & meanings:
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Hellmann (see
Heller), reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no
- 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’.
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