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Elaine

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Meaning and origin
Elaine is a French girl name. The meaning of the name is `Torch`.


Where is it used?
The name Elaine is mainly used in English.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Helen (In English)


See also
In Welsh: Elen
In Ukrainian: Olena
In Scottish: Eilidh
In Romanian: Ileana
In Latvian and in Serbian: Jelena
In Italian, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian and in Romanian: Elena
In Irish: Léan
In Hungarian and in Finnish: Ilona
In Hungarian: Ili
In Hungarian: Ilka
In Hungarian: Ilonka
In German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Portuguese, Polish and in Finnish: Helena
In German: Lene
In German: Leni
In German: Helene
In French: Hélene
In Finnish: Eliina
In Finnish: Elina
In English: Eleanor
In English: Ellen


Extra information:
From Old French.

What Elaine`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    Its unique and I think my name is a really cute one!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing :))
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    I would name myself Naya or Sasha
    Extra information:
    I love Elaine from GLEE!
  2. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    it's unique and it's one of the very nice names that i have ever know and heard.
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing... they cannot tease my name because it's hard to make another term for the name elaine.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    my name would be NAZARETH. because my birthday is on january 09 and that day is the fest of black nazarene.
    Extra information:
    the only thing that i know is that my name is very nice.. that's all
  3. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    My name sounds cool and no one nos how to shorten it very much
    The worst thing about the name:
    There is nothing I hae bout my name
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    I always like the name lola-may
    Extra information:
    I get called ellie, e, and elainey love my name :)
  4. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    it is a name that is not much seen.. but that makes the name special!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    well...when u put it n Chinese it sounded like one zero....
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    no matter what name that i am given,i will believe in God that he had given me a great name and will live up to it...
    Extra information:
    i glad when saw the meanng of my name because i had lived up to it like a bright girl who always smile even she was in hurt...
  5. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It's not very common... I love the nickname lane... all my nieces & nephews call me aunt Lane!! Love when Anne of Green Gables plays Lady Elaine!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    >Nothing bad about it! I do get called alot of other things... Ellen,Alane,Elena & Laney Goat!!!
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    I love the name Alana!
    Extra information:
    Glad I don't have a cookie cutter name & I have 1 little girl named after me... Abigail Elaine!!!
  6. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    Tennyson wrote about Elaine the Fair, Elaine the Lovable
    The worst thing about the name:
    Tennyson's Elaine died of a broken heart
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    It wouldn't be anything else. It's who I am
    Extra information:
    I also love my mom's name, Rosalie
  7. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    Is different !
    The worst thing about the name:
    Many people dosen't know how to write it.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    Melanie
    Extra information:
    I love my name; is just who i am.
  8. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    unique in a way
    The worst thing about the name:
    some people pro nounce it different
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:

    Extra information:
  9. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    its a unique name....
    The worst thing about the name:
    damn most people don't know how to pronounce it..eg alien, ellen...its depressing
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    i wouldn't think of a better name
    Extra information:
  10. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It's french and means torch or bright light
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's not a commonly used name
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    I wouldn't change it because it's my middle name
    Extra information:
  11. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It sounds classy,elegant,sophisticated & it's not so common.we just rock,& we know it!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Many people can't pronounce & spell it right!it's so annoying!it's ELAINE,the first letter is pronounced as the letter 'e',ELAINE.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    I love my name,and i will boldly correct anyone who mispronounces or mispells it.
    Extra information:
    Hey,fact is,i have a flipping GORGEOUS name!
  12. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    its my middle name
    The worst thing about the name:
    i don't really like it
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    i would be a boy
    Extra information:
  13. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    its sooo unique and beautiful
    The worst thing about the name:
    its hard to find keychains withyour name on it
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    if it wasnt elaine than id prefer isabella or jessica
    Extra information:
    its been passed down through my family from great grand mom grandmom mom and me
  14. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It is cool!
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:

    Extra information:
  15. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It's unique!
    The worst thing about the name:
    As a child you have trouble getting teddies/key rings etc with your name on.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    It would be Stephanie and I prefer Laine.
    Extra information:
    I like being called Laine or Lainey, it's intimate and close.
  16. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    I guess it's sounds classy, short and easy to remember.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being called as Elani,Eileen. Having my name spelled as Elain, Elane. It's kinda old fashioned and most Elaines that I know are geeky.I'm not lame, you know ...
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    I would like it to be short,like Elaine. 2 syllables, short,uncommon yet easy to remember and not that old fashioned.
    Extra information:
    People call me Laine for short.
  17. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    its not so common and it sounds elegant and full of class..
    The worst thing about the name:
    some people spell it as 'elain', 'ellaine', or ellane.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    it would be Lily
    Extra information:
  18. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    I've never met anyone else called Elaine.
    The worst thing about the name:
    The words that rhymes with it.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    i'd like it to be Isabelle
    Extra information:
    Elaine rocks!
  19. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    its unique, cute, special
    The worst thing about the name:
    people cant pronounce it and its hard to shorten it rhymes with stupid things
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    i would be happy maybe but its a cute name
    Extra information:
    i dont like the look of it
  20. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It's unique and it descrbes me well
    The worst thing about the name:
    There are too many insulting words that rhyme with it. Like insane, pain, lame, etc
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    I wouldn't know what to respond to.
    Extra information:
    I like being called laney.
  21. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    Sound fine at any age; Unique but not bizarre; Feminine but tailored.
    The worst thing about the name:
    There's debate about how the first syllable should be pronounced.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    They would have chosen Lauren; now there are so many Laurens and Elaine is so special.
    Extra information:
    I wanted to be a Lauren or Kristin or Jennifer as a child, and by the time I was a teenager, I loved it. Looking for these qualities in a name for my little girl.
  22. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It's not very common but it's sounds elegant and classy
    The worst thing about the name:
    People over extaggering the E - Eeee-laine
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    My parents were told i was a boy - so i don't think they had an alternative girl name
    Extra information:
  23. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It can not be shortened. It sounds elegant to me and is not heard that often.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people don't pronounce the long E at the beginning of my name pronouncing it ahlaine instead.
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    It would be Diane. I like the name Diane, however, I am very grateful that my Mom chose Elaine.
    Extra information:
  24. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    it was,nt and is,nt vert popular
    The worst thing about the name:
    people 4get 2 pronounce the E
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:

    Extra information:
  25. The best thing about the name Elaine:
    It cant really be shortened
    The worst thing about the name:
    I get called EEEEEEEEEEEEElaine!
    If my name wasn`t Elaine....:
    No, though at 35 I find most Elaine's are older than me
    Extra information:
    Names similar to Elaine such as Ellie & Eleanor are better choices


More `Elaine` links
Elaine as abbreviation
Actors named Elaine
Elaine in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Elaine

Elaine appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 717. In the last 128 years Elaine has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 3 times. 1940 was a `top year` for the name Elaine. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #50. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007717
2006717
2005608
2004661
2003627
2002638
2001614
2000577
1999546
1998524
1997527
1996470
1995466
1994448
1993445
1992419
1991417
1990409
1980315
1970217
1960112
195060
194050
193069
1920107
1910277
1900480
1890800
1880857


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Elaine
I've always hated my name but when I first saw Troy I had to look up it's meaning and found out it's the french form of the greek name Helen. Which makes me happy.
elaine
i love this name!
Elaine
Elaine is an amazing name! I like the fact that it's not commonly used. And i've NEVER been called Eeeeeeelaine!
Erin
A friend of mine always thinks of the name Elaine when she things of me. She told me it was because of the meaning.
elaine
i love my name cant thank my mom enough
elaine
Love the name elaine as you can't shorten it unless you get called different name like ellie :)


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