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What does Ellin mean?

Ellin Pronunciation of Ellin [ellin] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Ellin means "other, foreign; sun ray". Ellin is an alternate form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Ellin is also a derivative of Ellen (Greek). Ellin is also used as a derivative of Helen (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun.


Ellin has 20 variants: Aileen, Ailene, Alene, Aline, Eileen, Elaine, Elan, Elayne, Elen, Elene, Elin, Ellan, Elleen, Ellene, Ellon, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn, Elynn and Ilene.

31 more different relations via Eleanor, Ellen, Helen: Allinor, Eilidh, El, Elaina, Elana, Elena, Eleni, Elinor, Ella, Elladine, Elle, Ellee, Ellena, Ellenor, Elli, Ellie, Ellina, Elliner, Ellinor, Ellinore, Elly, Elna, Elora, Galina, Halina, Helia, Hellen, Hellia, Ili, Nelli and Nellie.

Creative forms:
(female) Elvlin, ..

(male) Elein, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ellin Jane (E.J.), ..

How popular is Ellin?

Ellin is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#54522 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Ellin (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Aileen (#515 from recent data), Ailene, Alene, Aline, Eileen (#694), Eilidh, Elaina (#291), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayne, Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Elene, Eleni (#1595), Elin (#920), Elinor (#1413), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Ellena, Ellene, Elli, Ellie (#47), Ellinor, Elly (#1474), Ellyn, Elna, Elora (#963), Helen (#419), Hellen, Ilene and Nellie (#1247). Other variants, like Elynn, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Ellin was more pronounced 95 years ago (usage of 6.39%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 1.84%, down 71%), with forms like Ellen becoming less trendy. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Aileen, Elaina, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellie and Elora. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Ailene, Alene, Aline, Eileen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayne, Eleanor in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elena, Elene, Eleni, Elin, Elinor in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, 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, Helen, Hellen, Ilene, Nellie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eilidh, Elaine, Eleanor, Elena, Elin outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Ellinor, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ellin is alike in pronunciation to Aillin, Ailyn, Alaine, Alleen, Allene, Alline, Allyn, Allynn, Eilleen, Elaene, Elain, Elane, Elian, Eliane, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Ilean, Ileen, Illene, Oleen, Oline, Olwen, Olwin and Olwyn. Other recommended names are Calin, Eadin, Edlin, Edlinn, Edlyn, Eilis, Eirin, Elaini, Eli, Elina, Elis, Ellba, Ellia, Elliana, Ellice, Ellis, Ellita, Elliza, Ellma, Ellona, Ellsa, Ellse, Elmina, Elois, Elsie, Elvi, Elvia, Elvie, Elvina, Elvine, Elvis, Emlyn, Emylin, Erin, Erlina, Erline, Ermin (see Ermine), Etain, Ethlin, Eulia, Evalin, Evelin, Evlin, Evline, Evlyn, Jalin, Jolin, Kalin, Kylin and Nolin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ellin.

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