Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. EHL-ee
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of Eleanor, Ellen 1 and other names beginning with El. This name became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, being ranked second for girls in 2003.

Related Names

DiminutivesLillia, Lillie, Nellie, Nelly
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) Elena, Eliisabet, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Elo, Heli, Helle, Leena, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Elisabet, Ellen, Helena, Isabella, Eleonoora, Eliisa, Elisa, Elise, Ella, Elli, Elsa, Heleena, Heli, Iisa, Leena, Lena, Liisa, Liisi, Nelli, Noora(Finnish) 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, Liana, Liza(Georgian) Elena, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elisabeth, Ellen, Helena, Helene, Isabel, Isabelle, Lore, Alena, Babette, Bettina, Elisa, Elise, Ella, Elli, Elsa, Else, Hella, Ilsa, Ilse, Isa, Isabell, Isabella, Lena, Lene, Leni, Leonore, Lies, Liesa, Liese, Liesel, Liesl, Lili, Lilli, Lisa, Lisbeth, Nora(German) Elena, Eleni, Eleonora, Elisavet, Lena(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, 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) 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, Aliona, Alyona, Lena, 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) Eleonor, Eleonora, Elin, Elina, Elisabet, Elisabeth, Ellen, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Isabella, Elise, Ella, Elna, Elsa, Elsie, Lena, Lilly, Lis, Lisa, Lisbet, Lisbeth, Lise, Nellie, Nelly, Nora(Swedish) Eleonora, Olena, Yelyzaveta, Lena, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin, Bethan(Welsh)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022