Swedish variation of Ellen
"torch; shining light"

Elin Origin and Meaning

The name Elin is a girl's name of Swedish origin.

The Elin variation makes an old favorite sleeker and more modern. Elin came to prominence via the ex-Mrs.Tiger Woods and is now perhaps best known via novelist Elin Hildebrand.. It entered the US Top 1000 in 2010, though it's now dropped off again.

# 990 in the US

Elin Rank in US Top 1000

# 980 on Nameberry

Elin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Elin Popularity

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Famous People Named Elin

  • Elin Maria Pernilla NordegrenSwedish model; ex,wife of golfer Tiger Woods
  • Elin KlingSwedish fashion blogger
  • Elin Snakenborga maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I
  • Elin Gustavsdotter StureSwedish noblewoman; consort of the regent Erik Axelsson
  • Elin HilderbrandAmerican novelist
  • (Elin) Alberte Leonora WindingDanish singer and actress
  • Elin LantoSwedish singer
  • Elin Matilda Elisabet WägnerSwedish author, journalist and feminist
  • Elin SigvardssonSwedish singer
  • Elin NilsenNorwegian skier
  • Elin Anna Maria HolmlövSwedish ice hockey player
  • Elin KallioFinnish gymnast
  • Elín Stefánsdóttir HirstIcelandic MP
  • Elin Kleopatra DanielsonGambogi, Finnish painter

Elin in Pop Culture

  • ElinSwedish character on TV's "Psych"

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