What does El mean?
El /el/ [1 syll.] as a name for girls is of Old French and Old German origin, and 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 32 more related forms via Eleanor: Aline▼, Eileen▼, Elaine▼, Elanor, Elen, Elena▲, Eleni, Elenor, Elinor▼, Ella▲, Ellen▼, Ellene, Elli, Ellie▲, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Elna▼, Elnora▼, Elora, Elyn, Enora, Helen▼, Lena▲, Lina▼, Nelda▼, Nell▼, Nelle▼, Nelli, Nelly, Nora▲ and Nore.Kreatif forms: Eael, Elea. [more]
How 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 Aline, Eileen (#711 last year), Elaine (#654), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Elenor, Elinor, Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Elna, Elnora, Helen (#404), Lena (#279), Lina (#767), Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nelly and Nora (#49). Forms like Ellene are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.6058%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3721%, down 38.6%), with versions such as Elnora, Helen, Nelda, Nell and Nelle falling out of fashion. The more fashionable birth names here are Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Ellie (#55), Lena (#279) and Nora (#49), and there is a revival in birth name usage for Eleanor, Ellie, Lena and Nora. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of El and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)