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What does Elyn mean?

Elyn \e-lyn, el-yn\ as a name for girls is of Old French, Old German and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Elyn is "other, foreign; sun ray". Elyn is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Elyn is also a variant of Ellen (Greek).


Elyn has 15 variants: Aline, Eileen, Elaine, Elan, Elen, Elene, Elin, Ellan, Elleen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellon, Ellyn, Elon and Elynn.

Elyn has 39 more alternative forms via Eleanor, Ellen: Alenor, El, Elanor, Elena, Eleni, Elenita, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Elenyi, Eleonor, Elinor, Elinore, Ella, Elle, Ellena, Ellenor, Elli, Ellie, Ellina, Elliner, Ellinor, Elly, Elna, Elnora, Elora, Enora, Helen, Helena, Helene, Lena, Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nelli, Nelly, Nora and Nore.


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 (#unlisted) are Ella (#17 a year ago), Nora (#49), Ellie (#55), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Lena (#279), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Elaine (#654), Ellen (#656), Eileen (#711), Elin (#733), Lina (#767), Nelly, Nelle, Nell, Nelda, Helene, Ellinor, Elenora, Elenor, Elinor, Elinore, Elna, Aline and Elnora. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5368%) and is now much less (usage 0.3177%, down 40.8%), with versions like Helen, Elinor, Elenora, Elinore and Elna falling out of style. The most trendy baby names in this compilation are Elin (#733), Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78), Lena (#279) and Ellie (#55), with Eleanor, Ellie, Lena and Nora having a rebound in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elyn and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aline, Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor, Elena, Elenor, Elenora, Elin, Elinor, Elinore in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Elna, Elnora, Helen, Helena, Helene, Lena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nelly, Nora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Eleanor, Elin, Ella, Elle outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellen, Ellie, Ellinor, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nora outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elyn is pronounced similarly to Ailyn, Allyn, Alyne, Eilin, Elain, Elane, Elayne, Eleen, Elian, Eline and Olwyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Edlyn, Edyn, Elana, Elayna, Elina, Elma, Elona, Elyana, Emlyn, Eryn, Evlyn and Glyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elyn.