Elvis Name Meaning & Origin

Elvis

Pronunciation: EHL-vis (key)

This is an American creation of obscure origin that sounded fancy to parents a hundred years ago. Elvis is a rare survivor among that style, with similar names like Clovis long since...pardon me, what was that? Oh, THAT Elvis! Yes, forget everything else, the King rules this name absolutely. If your kid is the cool and confident type, he'll probably revel in the image.

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Nicknames for Elvis

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El
Mr. E
Vista
Elvizu
Elvirus
Elviticus
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Meanings and history of the name Elvis
Famous real-life people named Elvis

Elvis Presley, American musician
Elvis Costello, American musician
Elvis Perkins, American musician
Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skating champion
Elvis Andrus, Venezuelan MLB shortstop for the Texas Rangers.
Elvis Mitchell, American film critic.
Saint Ailbe, (sometimes anglicized as Elvis)was a sixth-century Irish bishop.
Elvis Perkins (folk singer and son of actor Anthony perkins and photographer Berry Berenson)

Elvis in song, story & screen

"Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis", song by Brand New
"There's a Guy Down the Chip Shop Thinks He's Elvis", song by Kirsty MacColl

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