Submitted Name Revision History

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2/11/2020, 1:23 PM Mike C 15174
8/4/2018, 12:21 PM Sofia 15174 merge 2 names
7/11/2018, 6:18 PM Nifty_Name_Nerd 286734
7/11/2018, 5:29 PM Nifty_Name_Nerd 286734 initial state of 286734
4/28/2016, 5:03 AM Frollein Gladys 15174
3/7/2014, 5:20 AM LMS 15174
10/14/2007, 3:09 AM anonymous 15174 initial state of 15174

Name Elgin
Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EL-jən, EL-gən
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Meaning & History

From Old English meaning "high minded" or "intelligent." The name may have come into use in the United States due to the notoriety of the Elgin Marbles, sculptures taken from the Parthenon in Greece in 1798 by a British nobleman with the title of the Earl of Elgin. The name rose in popularity in the US again briefly in the late 1960s following a published study called 'Lord Elgin and the Marbles' by historian WILLIAM ST CLAIR.
Added 10/14/2007 by anonymous