Elin Name Meaning & Origin

Elin

Pronunciation: ee-LYN, EH-lin, EE-ə-lin (key)

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In Scandinavia, this name is really pronounced ee-ah-lyn. However in other countries, it's pronounced ee-lyn & like Ellen.

Elin, Leni and Nile are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Elin: | Edit

My name is Elin, pronounced like Ellen, named after a Norwegian skier (pronounced it Eh-lin). When people read it they usually pronounce it "Eee-lin" the first time, but that's never bothered me. I always get compliments on how it's spelled and people love hearing about the Norwegian heritage. It feels unique but doesn't confuse people too much!

Elin in Wales can also be spelt Elyn. It's my sister's name. E (as in egg) and lyn (to rhyme with fin or tin).

My name is Elin, i am 11. i came to this website trying to find out what my name meant. Elin means beautiful nymph. my middle name is anwen which has a lot of meanings, intelligent and beautiful are some of them. I love this name and i reccomend it with all my heart.all my life people have told me its a very unusual name. I am proud to be different. i really hope you choose this name because i love it.

Elin is the name of my sister's youngest daughter. Her full name is Elin Monika. It goes really well with her sons names, Josiah and John Luke. Everyone mispronounces it like the name Ellen, but it's eh-leen. I was planning on naming my last daughter Elin, but my husband and I decided on naming our daughter Molly(:

My name is also Elin, and my family has always pronounced it A-lynn; 'A' like the sound in 'pay.' (My Scandinavian relatives claim this is correct.) This, of course, led to my brother being slightly confused in childhood and telling all his friends and teachers that he had a new baby sister named 'Alien.'

Nicknames for Elin: | Edit

Eli, El, eleanor, ellie, elle

Meanings and history of the name Elin: | Edit

Medieval Scandinavian form of Helen, meaning "light". Pronounced: AY-lin.
Welsh form of Helen. Pronounced: ELL-in. In Welsh, the word can also mean "beautiful nymph". it also means intelligent and beautiful.

Famous real-life people named Elin: | Edit

Elin Nordegren, Swedish model and ex-wife of golfer Tiger Woods
Elin Manahan Thomas, Welsh soprano
Elin Wägner, Swedish writer and pacifist
Elin Fflur Jones, Welsh singer and songwriter
Elin Hilderbrand, American novelist
Elin Ek, Swedish actress

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My name is Elin, I was born and raised in Norway. Elin is a very popular name in the Scandinavian countries. When I look up my name in Scandinavian Name books, it says that it is a version of Helen and means "lysende" - Shinning would be the best English word to use. There are also different ways to say the name, it all depends on where you are from. I also want to say THANK YOU for having my name in your registry!

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