|Subject:||Re: Origin of Elna?|
|Author:||Anneza (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||February 2, 2004 at 12:02:50 AM|
|Reply to:||Origin of Elna? by joellie|
Afrikaans-speaking South Africans have a long tradition of using family names; since this can lead to several cousins identically named, they've developed some quite creative merger names. Elna can be one, from the popular combination of El-izabeth and Hele-na.
The meaning, other than: "Not identical with her cousins but still remembering Granny", would be Elizabeth + Helena.
It's also a brand of sewing machine.
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