Eleri Name Meaning & Origin
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The comment here on Eleri meaning "Overflowing Happiness" is the only example of the name meaning that I have seen on the web. Most sites state that it means "greatly bitter", another says it means "overflowing", yet another site said it meant "enough" and others just simply state that it is the name of a river in Wales or the name of one of Brychan's daughters...
I did find a story that stated that the name of the river came from the story of a water nymph who fell in love with a shepherd boy that ended up dieing and that, in her grief, she cried the river. Therefore the name means "overflowing sorrow".
Its a beautiful name; I just wish people could agree on what it means!
- Personal experiences with the name Eleri
We named our daughter Eleri Anise in 2010. All of our kids have "E" names and they are all celtic in origin. When loved the sound of the name and once we found out it meant "happiness overflowing" we thought it would be perfect for our little girl. Eleri is very happy, always smiling. She loves to clap and dance. She is also very curious and active, always exploring the world around her. She is still too young to tell us what she thinks of her name but we get many compliments on it. We sometimes call her Ellie or Elle but mostly we think Eleri is so beautiful we don't want to shorten it!
- Nicknames for Eleri
Ellie, Elle, Ella
- Meanings and history of the name Eleri
Eleri is a Celtic name. The meaning is "happiness overflowing". It is the name of a river in Whales.
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