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.

Related Names

VariantsBettina, Elisa, Elise, Ella, Elsa, Else, Ilsa, Ilse, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth(German) Ella, Noora(Finnish)
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elen, Zabel, Lena(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Elixabete(Basque) Alena(Belarusian) Elisheba, Elizabeth, Elisabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elena, Eleonora, Elisaveta, Elizabet(Bulgarian) Elisabet, Helena(Catalan) Elizabeta, Helena, Jelena, Ela(Croatian) Alžběta, Helena, Alena, Elen, Eliška, Helenka, Lenka, Liliana(Czech) Elin, Elisabeth, Ellen, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Eli, Eline, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Elna, Else, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene, Lilli, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Liss, Lissi, Nora(Danish) Eleonora, Elisabeth, Heleen, Helena, Isabeau, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Babette, Betje, Eline, Elise, Ellen, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Heleentje, Ilse, Isa, Lena, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa, Lize, Noor, Noortje, Nora(Dutch) Eleanor, 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, Elisabeth, 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, Lillie, Lisa, Lise, Lisette, Liz, Liza, Lizbeth, Lizette, Lizzie, Lizzy, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nonie, Nora, Norah, Tetty(English) Elena, Eliisabet, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Elo, Heli, Helle, Leena, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Aliénor, Eléonore, Élisabeth, Hélène, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Isabeau, Léna, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette, Nelly(French) Bet, Elske, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elene, Elisabed, Eliso, Eliza, Lena, Liza(Georgian) Elena, Eleni, Eleonora, Elisavet, Lena, Liza(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Eleonóra, Elizabet, Erzsébet, Heléna, Izabella, Bettina, Bözsi, Eliza, Ella, Erzsi, Léna, Lili, Liliána, Lilien, Nóra, Zsóka(Hungarian) Elísabet, Helena, Ísabella, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Léan, Sibéal(Irish) Elena, Eleonora, Elisabetta, Ileana, Isabella, Bettina, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Leonora, Liana, Liliana, Lisa, Nora, Norina(Italian) Eleonora, Elīna, Elizabete, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Elīza, Ilze, Ina, Līna, Nora(Latvian) Bet(Limburgish) Elena, Elžbieta, Izabelė, Jelena, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elena, Elisaveta, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabeau(Medieval French) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Elin, Elisabeth, Ellen, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Eli, Eline, Elisabet, Elise, Ella, Elna, Else, Helle, Lena, Lene, Lilly, Lisa, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Liss, Nora(Norwegian) Alienòr, Isabèl(Occitan) Eleonora, Elżbieta, Helena, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Helenka, Iza, Lena, Liliana, Lilianna(Polish) Helena, Isabel, Leonor, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Elizabete, Isabela, Lena, Liana, Liliana(Portuguese) Eliza, Izabel, Lílian(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Elena, Elisabeta, Ileana, Isabela, Isabella, Eliza, Ilinca, Lenuța, Liana, Liliana(Romanian) Elena, Eleonora, Elizaveta, Yelena, Yelizaveta, Liza, Lizaveta, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Elspet, Elspeth, Ishbel, Isobel, Lilias, Lillias(Scottish) Ealasaid, Eilionoir, Iseabail, Beileag, Eilidh, Lileas(Scottish Gaelic) 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, Nora(Spanish) Elsy(Spanish (Latin American)) Eleonor, Eleonora, Elin, Elina, Elisabet, Elisabeth, Ellen, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Elise, Ella, Elna, Elsa, Elsie, Elsy, Lena, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Nellie, Nelly, Nora(Swedish) Eleonora, Olena, Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin, Bethan(Welsh)
Same SpellingElli 1, Elli 3

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Name Days

Estonia: February 10
Finland: July 11
Entry updated November 16, 2019