The name Elvis ranked 630th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 663rd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
This name was made famous by the singer Elvis Aaron Presley (1935-1977). It was his father's middle name (Vernon Elvis Presley), but little else is known of its origins.
Some have offered the name of a Norse mythological character, Alvis, as a possible source. Both Elvis and Alvis were given to some British children before WWII, presumably after a popular motor car of the day. But none of these purported sources can compete with the King of Rock and Roll, who truly could be said to have made a name for himself.
Arts and Music
Elvis Costello (born 1955)
English musician, singer and songwriter. Original name: Declan Patrick MacManus.