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Elaine is an elegant name. It totally suits almost any woman. It's short and sweet. :-)
-- catgirl19937  9/8/2005
Elaine is probably the most beautiful name ever written and invented. One must have a great physical appearance to wear this name.
-- DURCANIO  10/31/2005
One of my best friends is Elaine, and it does suit her. And yes she is really pretty!
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2005
Elaine is the name of one of the characters on the TV show Seinfeld.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
*Elaine* is elegant and beautiful. Steeped in legend, this name brings grace and charm to she who bears it. A female of any age and any station could carry it off; I do not agree that this name suits only those with classic good looks.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2006
I agree with all that was said of this name. It is my best friend's name, and she hates it! Which I can't believe, it's lovely. She goes by Lainey (still cute), but I'm the only one who gets by with calling her Elaine. Sometimes. ;)
-- guacamolly85  4/27/2006
Elaine Robinson is a character from the film "The Graduate."
-- Milene  6/4/2006
Elaine Paige (b. 1951) is a famous English musical actress.
-- Caprice  6/5/2006
I'm sure this is a great name, but I can't get past the Seinfield thing.
-- chihuahualover168  8/26/2006
Well it's my name, ELAINE and it's great! I used to hate it but now i'm proud to have such a name! It's the best name in the world. :D
-- emg  10/12/2006
Elaine Risley is the main character in Margaret Atwood's CAT'S EYE.
-- writing the world  4/1/2007
Pronounced as "EH-laine".
-- Karcoolka  5/25/2007
Elaine Harper is the name of a character in the play Arsenic and Old Lace. The movie version stars Carry Grant.
-- sharonrenee  8/28/2007
Elaine de Kooning was an American abstract painter, and wife of the artist Willem de Kooning. Shortly before his assassination, John F. Kennedy sat for her; the portrait now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D. C.

Elaine Lobl (E. L.) Konigsburg is the author of several classic children's books, including From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
-- sarescent  10/10/2007
I agree with everyone who thinks this name is absolutely fabulous. I once gave a character the name of “Elaine Baines” and never got over how cool [I thought] it sounded.
-- Random-Monotony  2/14/2008
I don't mind the gender-neutral Lane, but this name has annoyed me for quite some time, can't explain why. I guess it sounds a bit like the name of a snotty girl or woman.
-- slight night shiver  5/22/2008
Elaine is a beautiful and elegant name.

"Elaine the fair, Elaine the lovable/ Elaine the lily maid of Astolat" - that's from the Tennyson poem, Lancelot and Elaine. I'm in two minds about whether the poem is a pro or a con. On the one hand, it's a beautiful poem, and the character Elaine is a sweet, devoted, wilful and loving character. On the other hand, she dies of unrequited love.

There'a also an Abba song called Elaine:

"You hate, you scream, you swear
And still you never reach him
You curse, you try to scare
But you can never teach him
It’s a dead end street
They tie your hands and tie your feet
And the street is narrow
A nowhere lane
A nowhere train for Elaine, Elaine, Elaine"

... and it continues in that vein!
-- aquamarina  8/7/2008
Elaine is a second name of African-American model Toccara Jones, born 13. March 1981, Dayton, Ohio.
-- Emilie007  8/16/2008
This is one of my favorite names. ^_^ I think it's very elegant and beautiful.
-- snickerdoodle  9/12/2008
Pronounced "E-LAYN".
-- Emilie007  10/5/2008
Although usually identified as a medieval form of Helen, this name from Arthurian legend (made known in the 19th century through Tennyson's "Idylls of the King") is now widely thought to be identical to the Welsh word for fawn, Elain.
-- Jonquil  10/29/2008
I love this name. I think Elaine sounds very medieval because of the King Arthur stories.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2008
I named one of my daughters a variation of this name. Her name is Elaina - pronounced "ee-LAY-nah". Her nickname is "Laina".
-- Janey2  12/21/2008
I love the Arthurian resonances that this name has. Elaine is so pretty; I'm really not sure why this name hasn't taken off along with Eleanor, Ella, Ellie, etc. Lately, given its very similar sound. Despite the Seinfeld connection, this name doesn't feel middle ages to me at all, and I can absolutely picture it on a little girl.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2010
My first thought upon hearing this name is always of Elaine from Seinfeld. She was hilarious, but sort of a terrible person (like everyone else on the show.) Considering Seinfeld is constantly in re-runs, if you name your kid this, they will probably never be able to shake the association.
-- Lornak  5/26/2010
This name is simply beautiful!
-- Chrila96  10/24/2010
Elaine is the first name of Dr. Frederick, the sadistic scientist played by Veronica Lake in her sad swan song, Flesh Feast (1970).
-- alberto  5/14/2011
Elaine is dated, but it's grown on me--I think it's a very pretty name. And it goes well with the other girl names I want to use: Estelle (star) and Celeste (sky) as twins; Clarisse (bright) and Lucille (light)--and then I suppose Elaine, which means "torch."
-- Bunko0  8/6/2011
In my northwestern American dialect/accent Elaine is pronounced ee:-LAYN.
-- Bazinga  2/6/2012
Elaine Zayak (born 1965 in Paramus, New Jersey) is an American figure skater.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2012
This is my friend's middle name, and she hates it. But I've started to like it, the more I think about it. Ellie is a good nickname.
-- Oohvintage  1/12/2013
Before there was Seinfeld, the popular TV show of the late 70s Taxi had Elaine Nardo as their main female character (played by Marilu Henner). This was my reference growing up in the 80s. I prefer the Ee-laine pronunciation versus Ah-laine, which sounds like a Valley Girl sloppy version.
-- Elenita45  7/5/2014

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