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pinWhat does El mean?

El /el/ as a name for girls. The name El means "other, foreign". El is a version of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Eyl is a conventional surname.


El has 1 variant: Elle.

El has 14 more related forms via Eleanor: Elen, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Elna, Elora, Elyn and Nell.

Kreatif forms: Eael, Elea, Elei. [more]

pinHow popular is El?

El is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#20982 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular related forms of El (unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Eleanor (#78 last year), Elena (#121), Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Elna and Nell. Other forms, like Eleni, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of El reached its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (average #371) and is almost as conventional today (#415, 6.9%), but with versions such as Nell becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable birth names here are Eleanor, Elena, Ella, Elle and Ellie, and there is a revival in birth name usage for Eleanor, Ella and Ellie. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of El and related names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elna, Nell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie outside U.S.

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El is alike in pronunciation to Al, Alle and Iole. Other suggested similar baby names are Ela, Eli, Els and Em. These names tend to be more frequently used than El.