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Deriving ultimately from Helena, Elle has become an independent form in Estonian. Since there are no such things as silent letters in Estonian, unlike in French it is pronounced "Ell-eh". Both E-s sound the same, like the e in "exit".
riina  2/18/2005
Elle also means "she" or "her" in French.
iamkristen  7/8/2005
Elle is also the short form of other names that begin with "El" such as Eleanor.
SadieMarch  8/15/2005
Elle Woods is the character played by Reece Witherspoon in Legally Blonde.
Piper333  9/25/2005
Actress Elle Fanning, sister of Dakota Fanning.
.miela.  11/23/2005
Model Elle MacPherson is a famous bearer.
.miela.  11/23/2005
Elle is a women's beauty magazine.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
My cousin's name is Elle, but she pronounces it like Ellie. I think it's a nice, modest name, but I really prefer it as a nickname.
likeastar  1/19/2006
The name seems a little plain by itself. Mixed with another name would be a different circumstance (example Mary Elle).
bjd1994rts  1/28/2006
My name is Ellinor and my friends gave me the nickname Elle but it's pronounced EL-uh. That being okay since I live in Sweden but it doesn't sound right in the English language, so I always introduce myself as Elle with the pronunciation EL when I'm out travelling and meeting new people.
AnonaBee  3/1/2006
My name is Elle but it's pronounced Ellie. The last "e" in my name is actually with an accent but the accent isn't pronounced. It's very weird but I can only thank my parents for giving me an unusual name!
miss.elle  4/12/2006
This name means SHE in french, it's like calling your kid Him. Please, Elle Woods was cool, but please.
bellaboo  10/24/2006
I love the name. It's very pretty and simple. It's one of my favorite names.
candleburn  11/5/2006
I LOVE this name, but if you use it, you would need to add some flair! So, I would use Ella or Ellie instead. :-0
Taydbug112  11/14/2006
I named my daughter AnnaSophia Mary Elle. She goes by Elle. I was going to have Elle as her first name, but I didn't think it was "whole" enough. It is such a pretty name though so I just couldn't pass it up.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2006
In Gail Carson Levine's book Ella Enchanted, Ella when she travels to a different country is called "Elle" in their language.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2006
I think this name is simple, feminine, and beautiful.
nothingshortoftragic  12/31/2006
This is my nickname. I'm called Ellie (EL-lee) or Elle (EL-leh). I think it's very cute.
elliebeth  1/30/2007
I want my people to call me Elle. My name is Elizabeth, so it's fairly boring. I think Elle isn't as common and a cool shortname for Elizabeth.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2008
Elle Driver, a character in Kill Bill, bears this name.
aquaspirit96  1/11/2008
My name is Ellen, and I often use 'Elle' on the internet.
eguo0124  2/9/2008
I love this name. Because it's mine! I pronounce it "L". In my actuality it's short for Danielle, but I've been Elle since I was very young. Elle Yeah!
fancyfeet  4/11/2008
Too minimalist, with a sense of being incomplete. Sounds weird in French-speaking countries and areas, as well as to anyone who can speak the language. The name rather makes me picture a beautiful, rich, yet arrogant young woman.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
This strikes me as a rather unusual and slightly interesting name, but one should never use it unless it is short for somebody's full name or something.
Pippin  7/3/2008
Elle Bishop on Heroes is played by Kristen Bell.
Veronica_Mignon  11/16/2008
Sounds very strange to anyone who knows French, even someone who's terrible at it like me. Much prefer Ellie.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/16/2009
There was an awesome Alternative Rock band called Elle Milano. Sadly, they broke up in 2008.
DestructoGirl  7/9/2009
It's cute!
italiannames  1/3/2010
Cute, but I'd only use it as a nickname because I personally find Elizabeth, Eleanor, Ella, Elena, etc. to be prettier and more mature. Also, as someone who has studied some French, I just could not name my daughter after a pronoun. ("Hello, this is my daughter, Elle, and my son, Il") If you want a cute French name for your girl, there are some much better options that are not lifted straight out of the grammar book.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2010
Can also be pronounced EL-ee. A friend of mine has the given name of Elizabeth Quinn, but goes by Elle. It's like Ellie, without the "i."
mariej2  4/18/2010
A cute nickname for a more complete-sounding name like Ella or Elly or Elizabeth. Also if someone was name Elle, people would probably have a difficult time pronouncing it.
Jesussaves7193  6/18/2010
This name is HORRENDOUS as a stand alone name! Too minimalist. It's cute as a nickname for Eleanor or Elizabeth.
Chrila96  12/14/2010
I love this name, I'm not French so I don't care if it's a word in French. If people are using Belle in the US as a name why not Elle? I think Elle is elegant and pretty.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2011
I have friends who named their daughter Elle. Elle is very cute and absolutely sweet. I prefer this to the extremely popular Ella. I find this name very unique without being a made up name.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2013
I named my little precious daughter Elle and she is nothing other than an Elle! A beautiful little blue eyed, fair hair, tanned skinned girl came from a family full of brunettes and brown eyes. A unique name for a unique girl. She doesn't need any glamorizing with her name. I am so glad I didn't go for the common Ella or Ellie. The only downfall, when I loudly call her name in public it sounds like Im grunting hehe.
Tamara Pseftra  4/25/2013
The name Elle can be pronounced in two different ways: like the commonplace name for the letter "L" (in other words, EL), or similarly as one would pronounce the name Ellie. (I should know, because I nearly got named this alternate version.)
― Anonymous User  6/17/2013
I don't really think its that bad that it means 'she' in French, Ella means her in Spanish but it's still über trendy (granted there is a different pronunciation). Despite this name being modern and my general dislike for modern names, there's nothing that bad about the sound of this. It's just very strange as a full first name. It sounds like you're saying the letter l or like whatever you were gonna say was cut short. My cousin Elizabeth is sometimes called this, and I think it's a cute nickname for names beginning in el, but as a full name it's a little strange. Even Elle fanning's real name is Mary Elle.
― Anonymous User  7/2/2013
This is far too short sounding in my ears. I don't like this as a standalone name. It's okay(ish) as a nickname for Eleanor, Ellie, Eliana etc. Or for any names beginning with the letter 'L' e.g. Linda, Lara, Lola, Lisa...
― Anonymous User  8/18/2014
Too common as a name ending, like Gabrielle, Michelle or Danielle, and sounds too much like the letter l.
Hushpuppy  8/27/2014
I am currently two months pregnant and if I have a girl, we are going with the name Elle( pronounced L). Why? Because it's simple and dainty! I've read everyone's comments and what gets me is this... If the name was so bad, why do people with longer names like Elizabeth go with the name Elle?
I'm French Canadian and I know what Elle means in French but it's all in the pronunciation.
The name Elle rocks! :p.
Crickle  11/20/2014
I called my daughter Elle, we loved the names belle and ellie but found them so commonly used. We love the name Elle, everyone who hears it comments on how 'pretty' the name is. I find it unusual but not too crazy and 'out there' which was just what we wanted. I always thought the name Elle sounded quite calm and I got a baby to match it! :-)
― Anonymous User  3/20/2015
My daughter who is 9 months old today is named Elle! I love the simplicity of the name. We pronounced it like the letter L or like the magazine. While we like the alternative version of the name, Ellie, as a nickname, I just didn't know how I felt about that pronunciation for when she was an adult. I absolutely adore this name, it's simple and unique.
carpentierl  4/18/2015
Kill Bill surely has a lot to do with my love of this name (and Beatrix), but I must say, for being one syllable and identical to the pronunciation of an alphabet letter... it seems to convey a lot of good things, to carry a lot of weight. I really like it.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  4/28/2015
For all of the people saying that they would never name their daughter after a pronoun, Ella in Spanish means "she" but it's still so popular.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2015
"She" in French is pronounced "elle" but the meaning is from the name Elinor.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2015
Elle Driver is a villain in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2016
You can also pronounce it El-ee.
AmyIsDaBest  3/14/2016
Our daughter who is now 4 is named Elle, pronounced like "L" and I couldn't imagine her with any other name. I love this name because it is simple, feminine and beautiful. And I actually like that it means "she" in French. We live in the US so I'm not too worried what the French think of my daughter's name. I don't think it will affect her...
― Anonymous User  6/29/2016
This name isn't terrible, but you essentially gave your daughter a letter for a name. "L" you basically named your presumed daughter "L". Ellie, Ella or some fuller name would be better.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2016
Elle King (her real name is Tanner) is an American singer known for her hit song "Ex's & Oh's".
S-Genesis  12/30/2016
Elle Macpherson is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname The Body. She is the founder, primary model, and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products. She has been the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model from 2010 to 2013. She is an executive producer of NBC's Fashion Star and was the host for the first season.
cutenose  1/20/2017
I'm loving this name lately. I love it as an independent name, or a nickname. It's stylish, feminine and so beautiful.
Paula Puddephatt  7/18/2017
The name can also be pronounced like Ellie is said.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2018

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