Popularity:928
Origin:French
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Sunray, shining light, bright
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 "sun ray," "shining light," and "bright, and it would be an ideal name to give your little ball of light. This name is a French variant of the popular Greek name Helen. In the King Arthur myth, Elaine is a character who falls in love with Lancelot. Tennyson's poem 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 because Elaine will be there by your side to bring you warmth and comfort.
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky

  • Idylls of the Kind by Alfred Tennyson

  • Behind the Name, Elaine December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Elaine

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