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What does Elin mean?

Elin Pronunciation of Elin as a girls' name is of Welsh and Greek origin, and the meaning of Elin is "sun ray". Variant of Elen, from Helen. In Hindi, the name is from Sanskrit meaning "woman of intelligence". Also form of Ellen.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, sun (star), intelligence


OTHER FORMS VIA HELEN Alena, Alene, Aline, Eileen, Eilidh, Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayne, Elena, Eleni, Elinor, Ella, Elle, Ellee, Ellen, Ellie, Ellin, Elliner, Ellinor, Elly, Ellyn, Galina, Halina, Helia, Ilene, Ili, Ilka, Ilona, Lean, Lina



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How popular is Elin?

Elin is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3727 out of 4276, Top 87%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#82019 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Elin entered the list in 2010 and reached its peak position of #659 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #1186. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elin name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Elin (#1186 FROM RECENT DATA) rated in the Top 2000 are Ella (#15), Ellie (#37), Elena (#66), Elaina (#272), Elle (#380), Helen (#413), Elaine (#634), Eileen (#671), Alena (#736), Lina (#760), Ellen (#770), Elinor (#1399), Elana (#1581), Elly (#1603), Eleni (#1726), Alene, Elayne, Eilidh, Ellinor, Ellyn, Aline, Ilene and Ilona. Other forms, like Halina, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Elin was common among parents a century ago (AVERAGE #1115) and has become much lower since (#1177, DOWN 63%), with forms such as Helen becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy birth names among these are Ellie, Elena, Elaina, Elle and Alena.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elin, Alena, Alene, Aline, Eileen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayne, Elena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni, Elinor, Ella, Elle, Ellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elly, Ellyn, Helen, Ilene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ilona, Lina in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Elin is alike in pronunciation to Aleine, Allyn, Alyne, Eilene, Eilin, Eilwen, Elaene, Elane, Elene, Elian, Elianne, Eline, Ellan, Ellane, Ellene, Ellon, Elon, Elyn, Elynn, Ilane, Iliane, Oleen, Oline, Olwen and Olwin. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cain, Calin, Edin, Edlin, Edlinn, Edyn, Egina, Eilis, Eir, El, Elah, Elaini, Elba, Eli, Elia, Eliana, Elidi, Elina, Elined, Elis, Elita, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Ellia, Ellina, Elma, Elna, Elona, Else, Elvi, Elvie, Elza, Elzina, Eman, Erin, Erlina, Ethlin, Evalin, Evelin, Evlin, Evline, Evon, Gwin, Jolin, Kalin, Lin, Min, Win and Zin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elin.

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