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).
(female) Elynne, Enyn, ..
(male) Elnio, Elynnio, ..
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 2000) are Ella (#17 via latest list), Ellie (#55), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Elaine (#654), Ellen (#656), Eileen (#711), Elin (#733), Elora (#1083), Elly (#1347), Eleni (#1425), Elinor (#1546), Elli (#1728), Elna, Ellyn, Ellena, Elenor, Aline, Elene and Ellene. 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 (#1134, 73.2% less usage). Helen is more widely used than the rest, though Ella is currently the most fashionable, while versions such as Ellen have become less contemporary. Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Elyn and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
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 Arlyn, 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, Evalyn▲, Evan, Evelyn, Evlyn, Evlynn, Evy, Eyo, Glyn, Gwyn, Jalyn▼, Jolyn and Wyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elyn.