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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EH-lee(German)
EHL-lee(Finnish)
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
VariantsBettina, 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) Alena(Belarusian) Elisabeth, Elisheba, Elizabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elena, Eleonora, Elisaveta(Bulgarian) Elisabet, Helena(Catalan) Elizabeta, Helena, Jelena, Ela(Croatian) Alžběta, Helena, Alena, Eliška, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Eleonora, Elin, Elisabeth, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Eli, Eline, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Else, Lena, Lene, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lise, Lissi, Nora(Danish) Eleonora, Elisabeth, Heleen, Helena, Isabeau, Isabella, Isabelle, Betje, Eline, 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, Babette, Belle, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Bette, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Buffy, Elaina, Elaine, Elea, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elena, 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, Lilianna, 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, Elina, Helena, Jelena, Leena, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Eléonore, Élisabeth, Hélène, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Isabeau, Léna, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette(French) Bet, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elene, Elisabed, Eliso(Georgian) Elena, Eleni, Eleonora, Elisavet, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Eleonóra, Erzsébet, Heléna, Izabella, Bettina, Bözsi, Erzsi, Léna, Lili, Liliána, Lilien, Nóra, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Helena, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Léan, Sibéal(Irish) Elena, Eleonora, Elisabetta, Ileana, Isabella, Bettina, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Leonora, Liana, Liliana, Lisa, Lora, Lorita, Nora, Norina(Italian) Eleonora, Elīna, Elizabete, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Elīza, Ina, Līna, Nora(Latvian) Bet, Betje, Noor, Noortje(Limburgish) Elena, Elžbieta, Jelena, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elena, Elisaveta, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabeau(Medieval French) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Eleonora, Elin, Elisabeth, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Eli, Eline, Elisabet, 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, Lilianna(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, Liza, Lizaveta, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Ealasaid, Eilionoir, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Eilidh, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias(Scottish) Jelena, Jelisaveta, Ela, Jela(Serbian) Alžbeta, Elena, Eleonóra, Helena, Alena, Eliška, Lenka(Slovak) Elizabeta, Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Špela(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) 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, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin, Bethan(Welsh)
Same SpellingElli (1), Elli (3)
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