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Elan (girl)

What does Elan mean?

Elan Pronunciation of Elan [elan] as a name for girls (also used more commonly as boys' name Elan) has its root in Greek, and the name Elan means "sun ray". Elan is an alternate form of Elaine (Greek): French version of Helen. Elan is also a variant of Ellen (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun.


Elan has 21 variants: Alayne, Allaine, Elaene, Elain, Elane, Elayne, Elen, Elene, Elin, Ellaine, Ellan, Ellane, Ellayne, Elleen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellon, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn and Elynn.

19 more different relations via Elaine, Ellen: Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elana, Elanna, Elayna, Elena, Eleni, Elenyi, Ella, Elle, Ellena, Elliana, Ellie, Ellina and Elly.

Creative forms:
(female) Elat, Enan, ..

(male) Elel, Eley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elan Nori (E.N.), ..

How popular is Elan?

Elan is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#66476 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Elan (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Alaina (#176 a year ago), Alayna (#223), Elaina (#291), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayna (#1223), Elayne, Elena (#106), Elene, Eleni (#1595), Elin (#920), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Ellena, Ellene, Elliana (#302), Ellie (#47), Elly (#1474) and Ellyn. Other variants, like Elane, are seldom used. These forms of Elan are at the top of their popularity presently (usage of 1.68%), except for versions like Elaine which have become less in vogue. The most trendy birth names here are Alaina, Alayna, Elaina, Elena, Ella, Elle, Elliana and Ellie. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayna, Elayne, Elena, Elene, Eleni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elin, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellene, Elliana, Ellie, Elly, Ellyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Elena, Elin, Ella, Elle outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elan is alike in pronunciation to Ailyn, Alaine, Alane, Aleen, Alene, Allyn, Alyne, Aylin, Eileen, Eilene, Eilin, Eilwen, Eleen, Elian, Eliane, Ilane, Ilean, Ileane, Ileen, Ilene, Ilone, Oleen, Oline, Olwen and Olwyn. Other recommended names are Dwan, Dylan, Eadan, Eavan, Edin, Edlin, Edlyn, Eilah, El, Ela, Elah, Elanah, Elanie, Elanit, Elata, Eleana, Eli, Elia, Eliana, Elina, Elkana, Elli, Elma, Elna, Elona, Els, Elsa, Else, Elva, Elvah, Elvi, Elyana, Eman, Emlyn, Ena, Erin, Erla, Etana, Eva, Evah, Evan, Evon, Ewa, Fran, Joan, Jolan, Nan, San, Sean and Sian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elan.

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