What does the baby name Elm mean? Learn about what Elm means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Elm - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Elm
E-L-M, is a 3-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Elm
Meaning of Elm
Someone who lived near an elm tree or in an elm grove, strong, straight, and leafy.
Origin of Elm
The name 'Elm' has its origins in the English language. It is derived from the word 'elm', which refers to a type of tree found in Europe, Asia, and North America. The elm tree is known for its tall stature, graceful branches, and distinctive leaves.
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Popularity of Elm
The name 'Elm' is relatively uncommon and has not gained significant popularity as a given name. It is considered a unique and distinctive choice for parents seeking a nature-inspired name for their son.
Elm currently has 2 likes, and is in the top 10% of liked boy's names. The name Abayomi is slightly more popular than Elm.

Etymology of Elm

The name 'Elm' is directly derived from the English word 'elm', which originated from the Old English word 'elm'. The Old English word 'elm' can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word 'elmaz', which means 'elm tree'.

Cultural Significance of Elm

In various cultures, the elm tree holds symbolic meanings and cultural significance. In Norse mythology, the elm tree was associated with the goddess of fate, UrĂ°r, and was believed to possess magical properties. In Celtic folklore, the elm tree was seen as a symbol of strength, protection, and wisdom.