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Girl Names Starting with El-

El- baby names and what they mean, with 95 results. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in the 1880s (ADOPTION OF 6.4%) and is somewhat less today (ADOPTION 3.5%, 45% LESS), with names like Elaine falling out of fashion. The most trendy names for newborns here are Eleanor (#41), Ellie (#43), Elena (#94), Eliana (#93) and Eloise (#209), while Elsey (TOP 11%) and Elsea (13%) are popular El- surnames. Here is the list of El- names for boys.

El- names

Ela - Elena | Elena - Elinda | Eline - Elleree | Elli - Elpida | Elrica - Elzeena

Ela - Elena

Eila and variants

Elah, Ela
Var. of Eila. Root fr. Hebrew language. "Tree." Elaf is also a marginally favored girl's name.

Var. of Heladia. Root fr. Spanish, German. "Greek." Unconventional, but Eladia is comparable to popular last names Elia (TOP 7%), Erebia (73%), with the -ia suffix. See also Elidia.

Helen and variants

Elnora1, Ellyn1, Elly1, Ellinor1, Ellin1, Elliner1, Ellie1, Ellette, Ellenora1, Ellee, Ellen1, Elle1, Elleanora1, Elladine1, Elinor1, Ella1, Elianora1, Eleonora1, Elenore1, Eleni1, Elenora1, Elena1, Eleanore1, Eleanor1, Elana1, Elayne1, Elaine1, Elaina1
Forms of Helen. Based on Greek word. "Sun ray." Ella is the continual favorite, although Elaina appears to be gaining popularity too.

Elaine and variants

Elaine2, var. Ellayne, Ellane, Ellaine, Ellie2, Elle2, Elliana, Elayne2, Elayna, Elanna1, Elana2, Elane, Elan, Elainna, Elainia, Elaina2, Elaini, Elain, Elaene
Derivative of Greek. "Sun ray." Elan (UPPER 44%), Elle (59%) and Ellie (58%) are found regularly as surnames.

Elana and variants

Elana3, var. Elanna2, Elanie, Elanah
Root fr. Hebrew element. "Tree." Elana is widely used as a birth name among these versions.

Eleanna, Eleana, Elanit, Elana4
Forms of Ilana. Based on Hebrew word. "Tree." Usage of Elana and forms was widespread in 2004 and is almost as widespread now.

Derived fr. Latin. "Lofty, high." Not Top 2000 name. See also Eilat.

Elba and variants

Elba, var. Ellba, Elbe
.. Also a place name. Adoption of Elba and forms grew a century ago.

Elberge, Elberga
Var. of Alberga. Based on Latin, Old German. "White; noble." Elberga and Elberge are not often adopted as baby names.

Alberta and variants

Elbertine, Elbertina, Elberthine, Elberthina, Elberta1, Elbertha1
Forms of Alberta. Based on Old English. "Noble, bright." Elberta, Elberthina, etc. are hardly found as feminine names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of El- names: Ela, Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayna

Top 2000 baby names ranking of El- names: Elayne, Elba, Elberta, Elda, Eldora

Top 2000 baby names ranking of El- names: Eleanor, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elena, Eleni

Top 2000 baby names ranking of El- names: Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Eleonore

Top 2000 baby names ranking of El- names: Elin, Elinor, Elinore, Ella, Elle

Top 2000 baby names ranking of El- names: Ellen, Ellena, Ellene, Elli, Elliana

Top 2000 baby names ranking of El- names: Ellie, Elly, Ellyn, Elna, Elnora, Elora

Elberta2, var. Elberthe, Elbertha2
Stems fr. Old English, Old German. "Noble, bright." Elbertha and Elberthe are more exclusive as baby names among the forms of Elberta.


Form of Hilda. Derived fr. Old German language. "Battle." Moderately atypical as a baby name now, but Elda is still recorded often as a first name for women. See also Elka.

Eldora and variants

Eldora, var. Eldoris, Eldoria, Eldoree, Eldorada
From Spanish. "Gold." Usage of Eldora and forms was up in the 1910s.

Eleanor and variants

Eleanor2, var. Elyn, Elora, Elnora2, Elna, Elly2, Ellyn2, Ellinore, Ellinor2, Elliner2, Ellie3, Ellin2, Elli, Elleonor, Ellenore, Ellenor, Ellenora2, Ellene1, Ellen2, Elleanora2, Elle3, Elleanor, Elladine2, Ella2, Elinore, Elienore, Elinor2, Elienora, Elianore, Elianora2, Eleonora2, Eleonore, Eleonor, Elenore2, Elenora2, Eleni2, Elenor, Elena2, Elen1, Eleanore2, Elanor, Eleanora, Elaine3, El
Derived fr. Old French, Old German. "Other, foreign." Adoption of Eleanor and variants as baby names in 2016 was up 70.3% compared to 2006.

Electra, var. Ellektra, Ellectra, Elettra, Elektra
Stems fr. Greek element. "Brilliant." Electra, Ellektra, etc. were not Top birth names in 2016.

Aileen and variants

Ellene2, Elleen, Eleen
Var. of Aileen. Derived fr. Norman word. Scottish variant of Eileen, which possibly .. Used somewhat frequently as birth names, Eleen, Ellene, etc. sound like the popular Ellena.

Root fr. English word. "Refinement, grace, beauty." Not much used as a birth name.

Elen and variants

Elen2, var. Elin
Root fr. Welsh, Greek languages. "Sun ray." Popularly used, with usage of 0.011% for Elen and Elin as birth names in 2016, but lower than 0.012% the year before.


Var. of Olena. Derivative of Russian, Greek. "Sun ray." Elena is a Top 2000 baby name. See also Eleena.

Alexandra and variants

Ellena, Elena4
Var. of Alexandra. Derivative of Greek word. "Man's defender." Adoption of Elena and variants is more pronounced presently.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for El- names for girls.

1. Ela - Elena
Eila [Ela, Elah], Heladia [Eladia], Helen [Ellyn, Elnora, ..], Elaine [Ellane, Ellayne, ..], Elana [Elanna, Elanie, ..], Ilana [Eleana, Eleanna, ..], Elata, Elba [Elbe, Ellba], Alberga [Elberge, Elberga], Alberta [Elbertine, Elbertina, ..], Elberta [Elberthe, Elbertha], Hilda [Elda], Eldora [Eldoris, Eldoria, ..], Eleanor [Elyn, Elora, ..], Electra [Ellektra, Ellectra, ..], Aileen [Ellene, Elleen, ..], Elegance, Elen [Elin], Olena [Elena], Alexandra [Elena, Ellena]

Elena [Elina, Eleni, ..], Eleri, Alethea [Elithia, Elethea], Aleta [Ellette, Elletta, ..], Eleuthera [Eleutherya, Eleutheria, ..], Alfreda [Elva, Elvah, ..], Elfrida [Elva, Elvah, ..], Elga [Ellga, Elgiva], Olga [Elga], Eli, Eliana [Elyana, Elyette, ..], Alicia [Elisha, Elicia], Alida [Elita, Elida], Elidi, Elidia, Eligia, Ligia [Eligia], Erica [Elika], Elin, Elinda

Adelaide [Elke, Eline], Eliora [Elliora, Elleora, ..], Eilish [Elis, Elish], Elisabeth [Elsa, Elsbeth, ..], Elise [Elyse, Elyssa, ..], Elisha [Elicia, Ellisha, ..], Elissa [Elysse, Elyssia, ..], Alice [Elsa, Ellsa, ..], Elita [Ellita, Elitta], Elixyvett [Elixyvette, Elixyvetha, ..], Eliza [Elza, Elyzza, ..], Elizabeth [Elzbieta, Elzabeth, ..], Elkana [Elkanna, Elkanah], Elke [Ellke, Elkie, ..], Ella [Elly, Ellina, ..], Cinderella [Ella], Ellamae [Ellamay], Ellen [Elyn, Elynn, ..], Ellenor, Elleree

Ailbhe [Elvy, Elva, ..], Elli, Ellie [Elly, Ellee, ..], Ellis [Elyce, Ellyce, ..], Wilhelmina [Elma, Ellma], Almera [Elmyra, Elmyrah, ..], Ilse [Else, Elsa, ..], Alura [Ellura], Elma [Ellma], Elmina [Elmena, Elmeena], Elmira [Elmyrah, Elmerya, ..], Elnora, Elodie [Elody, Elodia, ..], Louise [Eloise, Eloisa], Heloise [Eloise, Eloisa], Eloise [Eloyse, Elouise, ..], Aloisia [Eloysia, Eloisia], Ilona [Elonna, Ellona, ..], Alona [Elona], Elpida

Elrica, Ailsa [Elshe, Elsha, ..], Elsa [Elsy, Elssa, ..], Elsie [Elsy], Elspeth [Elspie, Elspet, ..], Althea [Eltha, Elthea], Eluned [Elined], Elva [Elvy, Elvie, ..], Alvina [Elvine, Elvinia, ..], Elvia [Elviana], Elvina [Elvine, Elvinia, ..], Elvira [Elwira, Elvyra, ..], Elvis, Elysia [Elyse, Elisia, ..], Alzena [Elzina, Elzeena]

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