Elaine Name Meaning & Origin

Elaine

Pronunciation: eh-LAYN (key)

Origin of the name Elaine:

Variant form of Helen (light). The name was borne in Arthurian legend by a woman of Astolat who loved Sir Lancelot.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Elayne, Elena, Ellie, Laney

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Nicknames for Elaine

Laine, Lainie, Lainey, Ellie, Elle, Eli, Nell, Nellie, Misselaineous
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Meanings and history of the name Elaine
Famous real-life people named Elaine

Elaine Hendrix, American actress
Elaine May, American director/actress
Elaine Paige, English musical theatre singer/actress
Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress
Elaine Ingham, American microbiologist
Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal, American painter
Elaine Ko, writer and producer

Elaine in song, story & screen

Elaine Benes, a main character from American hit sitcom Seinfeld
"Elaine", a song by the Swedish pop-group ABBA
"Blue Eyed Elaine," a song performed by Ernest Tubb
"Miss Elaine", a song performed by RUN-DMC, known for their songs "It's Tricky" and "Walk This Way"
Elaine Archeron from the book series A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Elaine is a character in the webtoon UnOrdinary

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