Elif Name Meaning & Origin

Elif

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A very popular Turkish name. Pronounced: Eh-leef

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I know a load of people with the name Elif and they all seem to be very happy with their name. Elif is truly a beautiful name and sounds very unique to people from other countries.

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Lif, Leaf, Elle (El), Ellie (Eli), Lee (Li)

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Elif has multiple meanings. First and foremost it means slender, thin" -- that is, shaped like "Alif" or the first letter of the Arabic and Hebrew alphabets. It also resembles honesty. In Turkey People call honest People "As Strait (honest) as Elif." It shows kindness. Additionally, the name Elif symbolizes friendship and "the girl who spreads light".

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Elif Batuman (b. 1977) is an American author, academic, and journalist
Elif Şafak (b. 1971) is a Turkish writer

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İncecikten bir kar yağar
Tozar Elif Elif diye
Deli gönül abdal olmuş
Gezer Elif Elif diye
-Karacaoğlan Turkish poet (17th century)

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