Origin:Greek
Popularity:580
Meaning:sun ray
You don’t like Elaine, Elane or Ellen? Then try Elaina, a name with a little more delicacy (from that last “A”) and a little more obscurity, which can be either good or bad, depending how you look at it. It comes from the Latin Elaine, the French equivalent of Helen, and ultimately derived from the Greek Helene. Helen comes from “helios” (“sun”), so Helen—and thus Elaina—means “sun ray.” Casting a bright light on the name is Elaina Maxwell, a medal-winning mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxer.

Popularity Trend Chart

Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.

Source: Social Security Administration

Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.