What does Elyn mean?
Elyn /elyn/ as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Elyn is "other, foreign; sun ray". Elyn is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German) with the suffix -yn. Elyn is also a variant of Ellen (Greek).
How popular is Elyn?
Elyn is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Elyn is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular variation forms of Elyn (not in Top 1000) are Ella (#17 via latest list), Ellie (#55), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Elaine (#654), Ellen (#656), Eileen (#711), Elin (#733), Elenor, Elna, Aline and Elinor. Other variants, like Elan, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Elyn was widespread during 1910-1919 (median #414) and is somewhat lower today (#558, 24.7% less). Helen is more widely used than the rest, though Ella is currently the most fashionable, while versions such as Helen, Aline, Elinor, Elna and Ellen have become less contemporary. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elyn and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Elyn is pronounced similarly to Aileen▲, Ailene, Aillin, Ailyn, Aislin, Aislyn, Aislynn, Alaine, Alane, Alayne, Aleen, Aleine, Alene▼, Alenne, Aleyne, Allayne, Alleen, Allene▼, Alleyne, Alline, Allyn, Allyne, Allynn, Allynne, Alwyne, Alyne, Alynne, Ayleen, Aylin▲, Eilean, Eileene, Eilene, Eilin, Eilleen, Eilwen, Elaene, Elain, Elane, Elayne, Eleen, Elian, Eliane, Elianne, Eline, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Ilane, Ilean, Ileane, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene▼, Iliane, Illene, Ilone, Isleen, Oleen, Oline, Olwen, Olwenn, Olwin, Olwyn, Olwynne, Wileen, Wilone and Yolane. Other recommended similar baby names are Edlyn, Edyn, Eilena, Eilona, Elaina▲, Elaini, Elana, Elanah, Elanie, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Eleena, Eliana▲, Elina, Ellma, Ellona, Elma▼, Elona, Elonna, Elyana, Emlyn, Eryn, Evlyn and Glyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elyn.