What does Elle mean?
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.
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.