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Meaning and name origin
Elyn \e-lyn, el-yn\ as a girl's name has the meaning "other, foreign; sun ray" and is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen. Also a variant of Ellen (Greek): originally a variant of Helen, but now more closely associated with Eleanor.
Elyn is also pronounced similarly to Ailyn, Allyn, Alyne, Eilin, Elain, Elane, Elayne, Eleen, Elian, Eline and Olwyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Edlyn, Edyn, Elana, Elayna, Elena, Eleni, Elina, Elma, Elna, Elona, Elyana, Emlyn, Eryn, Evlyn and Glyn.
Elyn is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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