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Elle didn't break into the top 1000 names until 2002. Although the name has been around for a long time and is the title of one of the foremost fashion and social issue magazines, “Elle,” it wasn't until recently that it began to gain popularity thanks in part to the 2001 movie “Legally Blonde.” Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Elle:

Elle is a sophisticated girl's name of Greek, Hebrew, and French origin meaning “light,” “sun ray,” “God's promise,” or “she.”

Elle has several possible origins and, thus, several possible meanings. Elle is the is the diminutive of other names such as Elaine, Eleanor, and Elizabeth. Elaine is derived from the Greek name Helen, which means “torch” or “light”. Eleanor is a French name meaning “sun ray.” Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “God's promise” or “God is my oath.” Elle is also derived from the French pronoun elle (meaning “she”).

Symbolism of the name Elle:

The name Elle means “she” and symbolizes refinement, and grace.

Nicknames for the name Elle:

The most common nicknames for the baby name Elle are Ellie and Elly. Nicknames are normally shortened versions of the given name, but that isn't the case for Elle. Elle is such a short name that most of the nicknames are longer forms of the name. Below is a list of common and cute nicknames for Elle.

Style of the name Elle:


Gender of the name Elle:

By the very nature of the meaning of the name “Elle” (she), Elle is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Elle:


Syllables in the name Elle:


Emotion evoked from the name Elle:

The name Elle evokes a feeling of sophistication, class, and romance.

Alternative spellings for the name Elle:

  • Ell
  • El

Popularity of the name Elle:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Elle was ranked as the 371st most popular girl name in 2020. It had its highest ranking in 2019 at 353rd and has been in the top 1000 names since 2002.

Ellen, Elike, Elise, Else, Ellie, Elli

Great middle names for Elle and their meanings:

  • Celeste (heavenly)
  • Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
  • Harmony (perfect unity)
  • Kate (pure)
  • Mae (the fifth month)
  • Rose (rose flower)

Famous people with the name Elle:

  • Elle King (singer)
  • Elle Fanning (actor)
  • Elle Macpherson (supermodel, actor)
  • Elle McLemore (actor)
  • Elle Winter (singer, songwriter, actor)

Elle in movies/pop culture:

  • Elle Woods (character in “Legally Blonde”)
  • Elle Driver (character in “Kill Bill”)
  • Elle Greenaway (character on “Criminal Minds”)
  • Elle Evans (character in the film “The Kissing Booth”)
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