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What does Elain mean?

Elain Pronunciation of Elain [elain] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the meaning of the name Elain is "sun ray". Elain is an alternate spelling of Elaine (Greek): French transcription of Helen.

Associated with: greek, sun.


Elain has 9 variants: Alayne, Allaine, Elaene, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Ellaine, Ellane and Ellayne.

14 more different relations via Elaine: Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elana, Elanna, Elayna, Elle, Elliana, Ellie, Helaine and Laine.

Creative forms:
(female) Edain, Erain, ..

(male) Elanio, Elnio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elain Gloria (E.G.), ..

How popular is Elain?

Elain is an unusual first name for women. Elain is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Elain (not ranked) are Alaina (#176 a year ago), Alayna (#223), Elaina (#291), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayna (#1223), Elayne, Elle (#398), Elliana (#302), Ellie (#47), Helaine and Laine. Adoption of these relations of Elain is at its peak presently (usage of 0.83%), except for the version Elaine which has become less fashionable. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elle, Elliana and Ellie. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elaine, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayna, Elayne, Elle, Elliana, Ellie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helaine, Laine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Elle, Ellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elain is pronounced similarly to Alane, Aleen, Aleine, Aline, Alline, Allyn, Eilean, Eilin, Eilwen, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Elianne, Elin, Eline, Ellan, Elleen, Ellene, Ellon, Elyn, Elynn, Ilane, Ilean, Ileen and Oline. Other suggested similar names are Cain, Eadin, Edin, Edlin, Einin, Eirin, Ela, Eladia, Elah, Elanie, Elanit, Elata, Elfie, Eli, Elia, Elina, Elis, Eliz, Elkie, Elli, Ellia, Ellina, Ellis, Elmina, Elois, Elsie, Elvi, Elvia, Elvie, Elvina, Elvine, Elvis, Elzina, Eman, Erin, Ermin (see Ermine), Etain, Evalin, Evan, Evlin and Rain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elain.

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