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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Elaine
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Elaine in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Elaine:
Records indicate that 254,897 girls in the United States have been named Elaine since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 7,069 people in the U.S. were given the name Elaine. Those people are now 72 years old.
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Comments about the name Elaine
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21 Positive Comments
"This is not a bad name. The best thing is that it cannot be shortened so no-one can be 'over familiar' with you straight away. Secondly, it's not too common - I was always the only one in my class which I liked. Thirdly, it's a good honest name (it would have been alot worse to be called Daisy or Poppy - beautiful names for young children but not great for being taken seriously as an adult). It's amazing how many letters I've received over the years with Elain written on the envelope 50% of people (usually men) miss the 'e' off the end." Nov. 22, 2017:
"I often get called "Eileen" or even "Ellen" and many pronounce it "Uh-Laine," which used to bother me, but not really anymore. It's at least pretty close to Elaine (long e at the beginning!), closer than Eileen! :)" Jun. 28, 2012:
"I really love my name Elaine. Had nobody else called it in my class. Everybody I know seems to like it. Never had it shortened to anything else. Once I started work I had three Elaine's in the same office - seemed strange at first. All of them liked their names and nobody ever got bullied or teased when at school because of it." May. 30, 2011:
"My name is Elaine Julia. I loveee my name (: Its not very common in my generation wich makes it even more special. I get called Elaine, Elainey, Laine, Lainey, Elle, or Lainey J. (:" Aug. 25, 2010:
"I'm Elaine and I love the name. It's classy. I get called Eleanor at least twice a week by the people I work with, I'm not sure why. Friends call me Lainey or Elena, and both of those are cute, so I don't mind. My first name is Jordanne, but almost no one calls me that." Feb. 4, 2010:
"Elaine! Well I love it! I have lived with it for 65yrs Reading all the comments I have been called all of that plus more! I am the eighth Elaine in my American family but the only 1 as a first name." Nov. 14, 2009:
"My name is Elaine Diane. My mom named me after one of her friends. When I was a kid people called me Elaine the Brain, the big fat pain. (Which wasn't true, I wasn't fat.) Anyway, I've been a registered nurse for 30 years. When my patients can't remember my name I just tell them it rhymes with "pain". This always gets a laugh, and they always remember my name." Mar. 1, 2009:
"Im a Elaine.. I have been called everything Eeeelaine, Ah-laine, Lane, Lanie, E. I really dont care. Im now having a daughters and her middle name is Elena. Only cause it wouldnt sounds right with her first name." Jan. 13, 2009:
"I love my name. It's ancient -- Helen of Troy -- and relatively rare but not weird. It seems to have versions in many languages, so it travels well. At home in the US I do get called "Eileen" a lot, which I don't like. And I always correct people who say "Uh-lane" instead of EE-lane. My nephews call me Laney." Oct. 3, 2008:
"I love the name Elaine. Its feminine and elegant. Wouldn't change my name for anything else" Jul. 26, 2008:
"My name is Elaine and I really like it. I pronounce it Eee-Laine and I am thinking of naming my daughter Elise because it is similar. People sometimes call me Ahlaine or Ehlaine, but I don't mind." Jul. 22, 2008:
"My neices name is Elaine Marie. Her name is perfect. She was named after her grandmother Elena and great-grandmother Maria (with a few minor adjustments). I love this name! :)" May. 22, 2008:
"My niece is Elaine. We called her "Miss Elaine- ious"." Mar. 7, 2008:
"I absolutely love my name! It totally describes me which is so ironic. I am bubbly and lively and my friends say i'm like sunshine so i guess Elaine meaning light is an awesome thing!
Hooray to all the Elaine's! Coz i am one!" Aug. 1, 2007:
"I am called Elaine. Most people pronounce my name as Alaine but one of my old bosses said it like Eeeeeeeelaine. My colleagues then used to call me Elaine with a thousand e's." Jul. 1, 2007:
"Elaine is a beautiful name! Besides, the nickname "Elly" is adorable for a younger child!" May. 14, 2007:
"When i was younger i didnt like it, but now that im older i love it. It fits me perfectly. I dont know many people that have it." May. 22, 2006:
"I like my name. I think it's unique and a lot of people call me Lanie for short. I do hate when people call me Ah-Lane or Elain-A.....But over all it's a great name!" May. 6, 2006:
"It's my first name and I love it, pronounced E-laine not Ah-laine. Sometime I get called Eileen, yuk!" Apr. 19, 2006:
"Elaine is my grandmothers name! It fits her well, its classy,Feminine and Lady Like." Mar. 28, 2006:
"If I had a sister her name would be Rebecca Elaine. I've always like to the name Elaine, though I would use Elaina." Nov. 16, 2005:
2 Negative Comments
"I have the name elaine and i simpky hate it, to my way of thinking it sounds as though you are on the road trying to cross a LANE on the road, boring boring boring" Apr. 11, 2011:
"People can never pronounce or remeber the name Elaine. After 22 years I've given up and just answer to anything!!" Jan. 2, 2006:
14 Neutral Comments
"My name is Elaine and I am 72yrs old my partner is 15 years
younger than me, he said if my name had been Hilda he might have thought twice about asking me out. We have been together 25years now. Thank goodness for my lovely name!" Dec. 10, 2019:
"My name is Elaine I hate when people call me Eileen. I don't really like my name. My dad named me. My sister and friends call me E .I'm now married and believe it or not my surname is swain. Often people say oh what a lovely name Elaine swain." Jun. 4, 2018:
"My name is elaine kathrine i love it it reminds me of royality but of cours people in school sang the come on eileen song to me in school even though thats not my name and i get called ellen and elaina alot" Feb. 26, 2018:
"Love and always have loved my name. My name is Elaine no middle name. I don?t know but one other elaine and I just was Introduced not that long ago to her." Dec. 9, 2017:
"i love my name, though sometimes people mis-pronounce it as "alien"" Jan. 12, 2015:
"i knew a girl named elaine who was in my school last year in my class before i came in mrs smiths class" Nov. 11, 2012:
"My first name is Elaine, middle name Mae. I believe there is a comiedian named Elayne Mae. My mother named me Elaine since that was her middle name. Her first name was Autumn. I named my first baby girl Amber Autumn, using my mothers first name as my daughters middle name." Jul. 4, 2012:
"My name is elaine and i have not grown into it....elderly now...and I still hate hate hate it" Apr. 19, 2011:
"My name is Elaine, but I am sometimes called Lainey, Lane or just E. I don't mind those names at all, but I hate when people say UH-lane...instead of E- lane. I always correct them. I can't say I absolutely love my name, but it is unique and I have had many compliments about my name over the years." Jun. 20, 2010:
"my name is eileen but people call me elaine. its not that i have a problem with it but eileen is more unique. i hated it when they mixed me up with elaine. eileen is pretty and if you dont like it well i really dont care. if people start calling you elaine when ur name is eileen you wouldnt like it either. like most of you, you dont like being called eileen well i dont like being called elaine. if i ever have a baby girl i will call it elaine so it would be close to eileen. so think about it before you say eileen is yuck,gross, wierd. maby the eileens of the world get offended too when they call them elaine. just think about it.
eileen not elaine" Feb. 26, 2009:
"I am Elaine Marie , and I like my name.
I am called lainey for short.
The name is a family name." Nov. 23, 2008:
"My name is Elaine. I am 27 yrs old. I really love the name. I help people remember my name by saying "Elaine , like on Sienfield'. That usually helps. My own family calls me AH-laine A lot. So I can't get mad when Strangers call me that. I guess it is to much of a strain on the tongue to pronounce the E.(ha..Ha,,) N E way I've always liked my name. It is respectable and classy, which I hope not to be.. But it still suits me!" Jan. 26, 2007:
"Elaine grows on you. I used to hate it but its not a bad name. I get Lanie, Ellie, Lane and Elainsy a lot. And if anybody tried to call me Irene I'd ignore them!" Mar. 23, 2006:
"People often spell my name Elane or Elain. People say E-laine or they say Ah-laine. I don't care which they say. Lots of people call me Ilene or Irene. I hate that." Jul. 2, 2005:
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