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Gender: Female Origin of Elin: Swedish variation of Ellen Meaning of Ellen: English variation of Helen, "bright, shining light"

The name Elin is a girl's name of Swedish origin. Elin and is often added to lists like International Variations of Helen and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Elin

Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren, Swedish model; ex-wife of golfer Tiger Woods
Elin Kling, Swedish fashion blogger
Elin Snakenborg, a maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I
Elin Gustavsdotter Sture, Swedish noblewoman; consort of the regent Erik Axelsson
Elin Hilderbrand, American novelist
(Elin) Alberte Leonora Winding, Danish singer and actress
Elin Lanto, Swedish singer
Elin Matilda Elisabet Wägner, Swedish author, journalist and feminist
Elin Sigvardsson, Swedish singer
Elin Nilsen, Norwegian skier
Elin Anna Maria Holmlöv, Swedish ice hockey player
Elin Kallio, Finnish gymnast
Elín Stefánsdóttir Hirst, Icelandic MP
Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi, Finnish painter

Pop Culture References for the name Elin

Elin, Swedish character on TV's "Psych"


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?