Origin:Greek
Popularity:1015
Meaning:sun ray or shining light
Elaine as a girl's name is of Greek origin meaning "sun ray or shining light". It 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 19th-century revival of the name.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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