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Elle

What does Elle mean?

Elle Pronunciation of Elle [elle] as a girls' name is of Greek, Hebrew and Old German origin, and Elle means "sun ray; other, foreign; God is my oath". Elle is a variant form of Elaine (Greek): French variation of Helen. Elle is also a form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Elle is also used as a form of Elizabeth (Hebrew), Ella (Old German), Ellen (Greek), Ellie.

Associated with: greek, sun, oath.

Variations

Elle has 1 variant: El.

88 more alternative forms via Elaine, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Ella, Ellen, Ellie, Helen: Alene, Aline, Alla, Bell, Bella, Belle, Eileen, Eilis, Ela, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elayne, Elen, Elena, Elene, Eleni, Elin, Elisa, Elise, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Ellaine, Ellan, Ellane, Ellayne, Ellee, Elleen, Ellena, Ellene, Ellenor, Ellesse, Elletta, Ellette, Elli, Ellia, Ellin, Ellina, Elliner, Elliza, Ellon, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellspet, Elly, Ellyn, Ellyse, Ellyza, Elna, Elon, Elora, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elsie, Elspet, Elspie, Elsy, Elyn, Elynn, Elyse, Elyza, Hella, Hellen, Ilene, Ili, Ilka, Ilsa, Ilse, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lise, Lyse, Nell, Nelle, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie, Nelly and Nore.

Creative forms:
(female) Elile, Elte, ..

(male) Eley, Elgel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elle Mayah (E.M.), ..

How popular is Elle?

Elle is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#88083 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elle was first listed in 1990 and reached its top rank of #380 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #398. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Elle (#398 from recent data) are Alene, Aline, Alla, Bell, Bella (#74 from recent data), Belle (#1053), Eileen (#694), Ela, Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayne, Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Elene, Eleni (#1595), Elin (#920), Elisa (#486), Elise (#174), Eliza (#175), Elizabeth (#13), Ella (#18), Ellen (#705), Ellena, Ellene, Elli, Ellie (#47), Elly (#1474), Ellyn, Elna, Elora (#963), Elsa (#487), Else, Elsie (#386), Elyse (#653), Helen (#419), Hellen, Ilene, Ilse, Lili, Lily (#25), Lise, Nell, Nelle, Nellie (#1247) and Nelly (#1724). Other variants, like Elain, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Elle was more pronounced among parents in the 1900s (usage of 9.9%) and has become much less since (usage 3.7%, 62.9%), with forms like Nellie becoming less trendy. Elizabeth is more universally found than the rest, though Ella has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elle, Alene, Aline, Alla, Bell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bella, Belle, Eileen, Ela, Elaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elana, Elayne, Eleanor, Elena, Elene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni, Elin, Elisa, Elise, Eliza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Ella, Ellen, Ellena, Ellene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elli, Ellie, Elly, Ellyn, Elna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elora, Elsa, Else, Elsie, Elyse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Hellen, Ilene, Ilse, Lili in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lily, Lise, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elle, Bella, Elaine, Eleanor, Elena outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elin, Elisa, Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth outside U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lily, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elle is pronounced similarly to Al, Alle and Iole. Other recommended names are Cele, Cile, Cole, Dale, Delle, Ebbe, Ede, Edee, Edelle, Edie, Edme, Eike, Eila, Eiley, Eily, Eire, Elah, Elba, Elbe, Elda, Eleen, Elfie, Elfre, Elga, Eli, Elia, Elice, Eline, Elis, Elka, Elke, Elkie, Ellba, Ellga, Ellice, Ellis, Ellke, Ellma, Ellyce, Elma, Elshe, Elva, Elvi, Elvie, Elvy, Elyce, Elza, Emille, Emme, Emyle, Erla, Esme, Eula, Eve, Evie, Eyde, Gale, Halle, Helle, Hille, Holle, Kalle, Kyle, Mille, Sile, Vale and Zele. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elle.

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