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Elaine

Origin: France
gender-female
Region Origin: Western Europe

Elaine is a name with multiple origins and meanings. It is primarily a French variant of the Greek name Helen, which means "torch" or "light". Another possible derivation comes from the Greek word Selene, signifying "moon". In Hebrew, the name may have originated from the word Eliyanah, derived from the root word Elyudana, which translates to "My God has answered me". The name Elaine has been used for centuries and gained popularity from the 1920s till the 1950s when it was ranked among the Top 100 names. It has been associated with the Arthurian legend, where Elaine is a character who falls in love with Lancelot. The name Elaine embodies the essence of illumination and radiance, capturing the poetic imagery of light and celestial beauty in its meaning.

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