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Elaine - Meaning of Elaine

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Meaning of the name ElaineEllaNoraEllieEleanorElenaNorahLenaElainaLanaElleHelenAileenLianaHelenaLaineyAlenaLeonaEileenMarie ElaineElke

[ 2 syll. e-lai-ne, el-a-ine ] The baby girl name Elaine is pronounced as eh-LEYN- †. Elaine is primarily used in the English, French, and Welsh languages. It is of Old Provençal and Old Greek origin.

Elaine is a form of the English name Eleanor.

Elaine is also an English, French, and Welsh form of the English name Helen.

See also the related forms, the name Marie Elaine and the Dutch, Frisian, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew Elke.

See also the related categories, french and welsh.

Elaine is a classic favorite. Currently it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but not to the degree it was previously. The name jumped in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1940s; prior to that, it was of modest use only. At the height of its usage in 1945, 0.438% of baby girls were given the name Elaine. It had a ranking of #44 then. The baby name has seen a marked fall in frequency since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.025% and its ranking #634. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Elaine, Eleanor was the most regularly used. In 2018, it was more regularly used than Elaine by 12 times.

Baby names that sound like Elaine include Elain, Elayne, Eilwen, Eilwyn, Elan, Eleane, Eleen, Elen, Elin, Eline, Elleen, Ellen, Ellene, Ellyn, Ellynn, Ellynne, Elma, Elon, Eloyne, and Elwin.

† Pronunciation for Elaine: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"


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