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What does Els mean?

Els Pronunciation of Els [els] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Els is "God is my oath". Els is a version of Elisabeth (Hebrew). Els is also a variant of Elizabeth (Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Els has 3 variants: Ellse, Else and Ilse.

47 more different relations via Elisabeth, Elizabeth: Bell, Bep, Bess, Bet, Bit, Eilis, Eilish, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elissa, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Elle, Ellie, Ellsa, Ellsee, Ellsey, Ellsi, Ellyse, Elsa, Elsee, Elsie, Elspet, Elspie, Elsy, Elyse, Elyssa, Elyza, Helsa, Ilsa, Lib, Lies, Lili, Lilo, Lily, Lis, Lisa, Lise, Lisl, Liz, Lusa, Lys, Lysa and Lyse.

Creative forms:
(female) Eles, Elsei, ..

(male) Elus, Eus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Els Journi (E.J.), ..

How popular is Els?

Els is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#64385 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Elizabeth (#13 via latest list), Lily (#25), Ellie (#47), Elise (#174), Eliza (#175), Elsie (#386), Elle (#398), Elisa (#486), Elsa (#487), Elyse (#653), Elisabeth (#718), Lisa (#749), Elissa (#1395), Elyssa (#1925), Lise, Liz, Bell, Bess, Ilse, Lili and Else are the popular related forms of Els (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Lisl, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Els was at its highest in the 1960s (usage of 5.71%) and is now much less (usage 2.14%, down 62.6%), with versions like Elsie falling out of fashion. The most fashionable girl names in this compilation are Ellie, Eliza, Elise, Elle, Elisa, Elyse and Lily. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bess, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elissa, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilse, Lili, Lily, Lisa, Lise, Liz in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elsa, Elsie, Lily, Lisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Els is alike in pronunciation to Ailse and Alles. Other suggested similar names are El, Ela, Eli, Elis and Ess. These names tend to be more frequently used than Els.

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