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What does El mean?

El Pronunciation of El as a name for girls. The name El means "other, foreign". El is a version of Eleanor (Old French, Old German).




RELATED FORMS VIA ELEANOR Elen, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Elna, Elora, Elyn, Nell



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How popular is El?

El is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#20982 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of El (UNLISTED) rated in the Top 2000 are Eleanor (#32 LAST YEAR), Elena (#66), Eleni (#1726), Ella (#15), Elle (#380), Ellen (#770), Elli, Ellie (#37), Elly (#1603), Ellyn, Elna, Elora (#724) and Nell. Other forms, like Elyn, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of El reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #1131) and is almost as conventional today (#1027, 17.9%), but with versions such as Nell becoming less fashionable. Elena, Elle, Ellie and Elora are four of the more fashionable girl names among these. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Elle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Elly, Ellyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elna, Elora, Nell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

El is alike in pronunciation to Al, Alle and Iole. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ela, Eli, Els and Em. These names tend to be more frequently used than El.

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