Gender: Female Origin of Elin: Swedish variation of Ellen Meaning of Ellen: English variation of Helen, "bright, 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. It entered the US Top 1000 in 2010, though it's now in danger of dropping off.

16 names similar to Elin

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Elin. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Elin, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Elin using our baby name generator.


- this week

Famous People Named Elin

Pop Culture References for the name Elin


xNameNerd Says:


This is so pretty! Like a brighter, happier Ellen.

Eliza1303 Says:


I like it pronounced E-Lynn. Very cool

Guest Says:


I said Elin for the longest before I found out it was EE-lin hahaha

ariell Says:


I love this name (and all things Swedish) but I worry people here in the US will say "Ellen" instead of "E-lynn" valid concern?