Elaine

Pronunciation: e-hla-he-e-ne
Origin: France
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
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.

Elaine Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Elaine is currently #707 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Elaine is currently #392 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Elaine is currently #698 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Elaine is currently #390 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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