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Meaning and name origin

El \el\ as a girl's name has the meaning "other, foreign" and 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 also pronounced similarly to Al. Other suggested similar baby names are Eila, Eily, Ela, Elah, Eli, Elia, Ella, Elli, Elly, Els, Em and Eula.


El is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30474 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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