Meaning:sun ray or shining light
If one of your favorite lullabies to sing to baby is “You are my sunshine,” we have a name that will brighten up your day. The French girl's name Elaine means “shining light,” and it would be an ideal name to give your little ball of light. This name is a French variant of Helen. In the King Arthur myths, Elaine is a character who fell in love with Lancelot. Tennyson's poetry "Idylls of the King" may have promoted the 19th-century revival of the name. With its beautiful meaning, you know that it doesn't matter if it's dull and cloudy, Elaine will be there by your side to bring you warmth and comfort.
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