Meaning and name origin
El \el\ as a girl's name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of El is "other, foreign". El is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen.
El has 1 variant form: Elle.
El is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30474 out of 88799, Top 34%) (2000 U.S. Census).