Given Name ELAINE

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: i-LAYN (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From an Old French form of HELEN. It appears in Arthurian legend; in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation 'Le Morte d'Arthur' Elaine was the daughter of Pelleas, the lover of Lancelot, and the mother of Galahad. It was not commonly used as an English given name until after the appearance of Tennyson's Arthurian epic 'Idylls of the King' (1859).

Categories

Arthurian legend, celestial, fire, light, literature, nature, Quantico characters, Shadowhunters characters, weather
VARIANT: Elaina (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Lainey, Laney (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Shelena (African American), Helena, Helene (Ancient Greek), Elena (Bulgarian), Helena, Jelena (Croatian), Helena, Alena, Lenka (Czech), Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Danish), Heleen, Helena, Heleentje (Dutch), Helena, Jelena, Leena (Estonian), Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena (Finnish), Hélène (French), Elene (Georgian), Elena, Helena, Helene, Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni (German), Elena, Eleni, Elli, Lena (Greek), Helen, Helena, Helene (Greek Mythology), Heléna (Hungarian), Helena (Icelandic), Léan (Irish), Elena, Ileana (Italian), Elīna, Helēna, Jelena, Jeļena (Latvian), Elena, Jelena (Lithuanian), Elena (Macedonian), Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Norwegian), Helena, Lena (Polish), Helena, Lena (Portuguese), Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța (Romanian), Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena (Russian), Elene (Sardinian), Jelena (Serbian), Elena, Helena, Alena, Lenka (Slovak), Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka (Slovene), Elena, Ileana (Spanish), Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena (Swedish), Olena, Lesya (Ukrainian), Elen, Elin (Welsh)
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