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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΕλλη Greek
PronouncedPron.E-lee German
EL-lee Finnish
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
VariantsLena Greek Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth German Ella, Noora Finnish
Other Languages & CulturesShelena African American Helena, Helene Ancient Greek Zabel Armenian Elaine Arthurian Romance Elixabete Basque Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth Biblical Elisabet Biblical Greek Elisheva Biblical Hebrew Elisabeth Biblical Latin Elena, Eleonora, Elisaveta Bulgarian Elisabet Catalan Elizabeta, Helena, Jelena, Jela, Jelka Croatian Alžběta, Helena, Alena, Eliška, Lenka Czech Eleonora, Elin, Elisabet, Elisabeth, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lena, Lene, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi, Nora Danish Eleonora, Elisabeth, Heleen, Helena, Isabella, Isabelle, Betje, Elise, Ellen, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Heleentje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa, Noor, Noortje, Nora Dutch Eleanor, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Isabel, Isabelle, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Bette, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Buffy, Elaina, Elaine, Elea, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elenora, Elinor, Elisa, Elise, Elissa, Eliza, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Elnora, Elsa, Elsabeth, Elsie, Elyse, Elyzabeth, Hellen, Ibbie, Isabella, Isbel, Isebella, Issy, Izabelle, Izzy, Leanna, Leanora, Leesa, Lena, Lenora, Lenore, Liana, Libbie, Libby, Liddy, Lilian, Liliana, Lilibet, Lilibeth, Lillia, Lillian, Lilliana, Lisa, Lise, Lisette, Liz, Liza, Lizbeth, Lizette, Lizzie, Lizzy, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nonie, Nora, Norah, Noreen, Norene, Tetty English Eliisabet, Helena, Jelena, Leena, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu Estonian Eléonore, Élisabeth, Hélène, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette French Bet, Lys Frisian Sabela Galician Elene, Elisabed, Eliso Georgian Helen, Helena, Helene Greek Mythology Elikapeka Hawaiian Elisheva Hebrew Eleonóra, Erzsébet, Heléna, Izabella, Bözsi, Erzsi, Lili, Liliána, Nóra, Zsóka Hungarian Elísabet, Helena, Elsa Icelandic Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Léan, Sibéal Irish Elena, Eleonora, Elisabetta, Ileana, Isabella, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Leonora, Liana, Liliana, Lisa, Lora, Lorita, Nora, Norina Italian Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Jelena Latvian Bet, Betje, Noor, Noortje Limburgish Elena, Elžbieta, Jelena, Elzė Lithuanian Elena, Elisaveta, Beti, Veta Macedonian Ealisaid Manx Ibb Medieval English Isabel Medieval Occitan Eleonora, Elin, Elisabet, Elisabeth, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Eli, Elise, Ella, Else, Lena, Lene, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Liss, Nora Norwegian Aliénor, Isabèl Occitan Eleonora, Elżbieta, Helena, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Iza, Lena, Liliana Polish Helena, Isabel, Leonor, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Isabela, Lena, Liana, Liliana Portuguese Eliza, Izabel, Lílian Portuguese (Brazilian) Elena, Elisabeta, Ileana, Isabela, Isabella, Ilinca, Lenuța, Liana, Liliana Romanian Elena, Eleonora, Elizaveta, Yelena, Yelizaveta, Alyona, Lena, Liza, Lizaveta Russian Elene Sardinian Ealasaid, Eilionoir, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Eilidh, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias Scottish Jelena, Jelisaveta, Jela, Jelica, Jelka Serbian Alžbeta, Elena, Helena, Alena, Eliška, Jela, Lenka Slovak Elizabeta, Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Jelka, Špela Slovene Elena, Ileana, Isabel, Leonor, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana Spanish Eleonor, Eleonora, Elin, Elina, Elisabet, Elisabeth, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Lena, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Nora Swedish Eleonora, Olena, Yelyzaveta, Lesya Ukrainian Elen, Elin, Bethan Welsh
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Entry updated December 8, 2017