US Popularity:4354
Other Origin(s):Chinese, French, Greek, Irish, Welsh
Meaning:Oak tree; Shining light, the bright one; Fawn; Beautiful orchid; Ardor, zeal
Elan is a gender-neutral name with many origins that’ll appeal to your little one. In Hebrew, it comes as a variant of Elon, which means “oak tree.” As an Irish and Greek name, it means “shining light” or “the bright one” and is thought to originate from the popular feminine monikers Helen and Eleanor. Elan has many alternatives in Welsh, too, like Elain, which translates to “fawn.” It can even mean “beautiful orchid” in Chinese or “ardor” and “zeal” from the French word élan, giving you plenty of inspiration as you prepare for the exciting arrival of your perfect little Elan!

Elan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Elan is currently #3462 on The Bump
Boy:Elan is currently #1914 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Elan is currently #2358 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Elan is currently #4354 in U.S. births
Boy:Elan is currently #2243 in U.S. births
Girl:Elan is currently #9766 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 110
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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