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What does Elyn mean?

Elyn Pronunciation of 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). Elyn is also a variant of Ellen (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun.


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

17 more alternative forms via Eleanor, Ellen: El, Elanor, Elena, Eleni, Elenor, Elenyi, Elinor, Ella, Elle, Ellena, Elli, Ellie, Ellina, Elly, Elna, Elora and Helen.

Creative forms:
(female) Elayn, Enyn, ..

(male) Elean, Elnio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elyn Nahla (E.N.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Elyn (not in Top 2000) are Ella (#18 via latest list), Ellie (#47), Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Elle (#398), Helen (#419), Elaine (#673), Eileen (#694), Ellen (#705), Elin (#920), Elora (#963), Elinor (#1413), Elly (#1474), Eleni (#1595), Elna, Ellyn, Ellena, Elenor, Aline, Elene, Ellene and Elli. Other variants, like Elleen, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Elyn was widespread in the 1920s (median #1067) and is now much less (#1158, 71.7% less usage). Helen is more widely used than the rest, though Ella is currently the most fashionable, while versions such as Eileen have become less contemporary. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aline, Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elene, Eleni, Elenor, 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 in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Elyn is pronounced similarly to Ailyn, Aislyn, Alane, Alayne, Aleen, Allyne, Allynn, Alwyne, Alyne, Alynne, Eilin, Eilwen, Elaene, Elain, Elane, Elayne, Eleen, Elian, Eline, Ilean, Ilone, Oleen, Olwen, Olwin and Olwyn. Other recommended names are Aryn, Ayn, Bryn, Cyn, Delyn, Eden, Edin, Edlin, Edlyn, Edy, Edyn, Edyna, Elana, Elayna, Elba, Elda, Elina, Eliz, Elka, Elke, Elma, Elona, Elsy, Elyana, Elyce, Elysa, Elyse, Elyza, Elza, Eman, Emblyn, Emelyn, Emlyn, Emlynn, Erin, Eryn, Erynn, Evan, Evelyn, Evlin, Evlyn, Evlynn, Evon, Evy, Eyo, Glyn, Jalyn, Jolyn, Jyn and Wyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elyn.

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