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What does Elaina mean?

Elaina /elai-na/ as a girls' name. Elaina's root is Greek, and the meaning of Elaina is "sun ray". Elaina is an alternate spelling of Elaine (Greek): French version of Helen. Elaina is also a variation of Elena (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun.


Elaina has 18 variants: Alaina, Alayna, Alena, Alona, Alyona, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elana, Elanna, Elayna, Eleena, Eleni, Elina, Elliana, Ileana, Ilona and Yelena.

Elaina has 30 more related forms via Elaine, Elena, Helen: Alayne, Aline, Allaine, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Elinor, Ella, Elladine, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Ellen, Ellie, Ellin, Elliner, Ellinor, Ellyn, Elnora, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Laine, Lana, Leana and Lina.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Elaia, Eluna, ..

(male) Elaian, Elainio, ..

How popular is Elaina?

Elaina is a very prominent first name for women (#1646 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Elaina for girls. Elaina entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #281 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaina outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the girl name Elaina and affiliated names. Alaina (#190 last year), Alayna (#217), Alena (#617), Aline, Alona, Elaine (#654), Elana (#1361), Elayna (#1113), Elayne, Elena (#121), Eleni (#1425), Elina (#1100), Elinor (#1546), Ella (#17), Ellen (#656), Elliana (#296), Ellie (#55), Ellinor, Ellyn, Elnora, Helaine, Helen (#404), Ileana, Ilona, Laine, Lana (#351), Leana and Lina (#767) are the popular variation forms of Elaina (#281 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Alyona, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Elaina was more pronounced during the years 1920-1929 (median #1374) and is now much reduced (#1143, 68% less usage), with versions such as Aline becoming less stylish. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Alaina, Alayna, Alena, Elaina, Elena, Ella, Elliana, Ellie and Lana.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Alaina, Alayna, Alena, Aline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alona, Elaine, Elana, Elayna, Elayne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elena, Eleni, Elina, Elinor, Ella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Elliana, Ellie, Ellyn, Elnora in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lana, Leana, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Elina, Ella, Ellen, Ellie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellinor, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names


Elaina is alike in pronunciation to Alanah, Alani, Alawna, Aleana, Aliena, Alina, Allena, Allina, Allinah, Allona, Alwinna, Alwyna, Alyna, Eilona, Elanah, Elianna, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ileanna, Iliana, Ilonna, Olina, Olinia and Yllona. Other recommended names are Alaia, Alaisa, Albina, Almina, Alzina, Clarina, Daina, Delaina, Edina, Edwina, Egina, Eilin, Eladia, Eleen, Eleisa, Elene, Elia, Elianne, Elika, Elin, Elita, Ellan, Ellene, Ellia, Ellita, Ellma, Elma, Eloisa, Elon, Elvena, Elvia, Elvina, Elvine, Elvinia, Elvira, Elwira, Elzina, Erina, Ervina, Etain, Etana, Eugina, Evalina, Evina, Faina, Jalaina, Laina, Raina, Taina and Zelaina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elaina.