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Elixane

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Gender: Female Pronunciation: El-ih-SHA-nuh Meaning of Elixane: "pledged to God" Origin of Elixane: Basque, diminutive or local variant of Elizabeth

The name Elixane is a girl's name of Portuguese, Basque origin meaning "pledged to God". Elixane and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

A rare name even among Basque speakers (fewer than 20 women in Spain are called Elixane), this beautiful name has drawn some attention via Elixane Lechemia, the French pro-tennis player.

With its trendy "El" beginning, its connections to the perennial Elizabeth, and wonderfully soft "Sha" sound, Elixane is a name that could have potential in English-speaking countries once the X=sh pronunciation issue was overcome.

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Famous People Named Elixane

Elixane Lechemia, French pro-tennis player

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Comments

Lunessence Says:

2019-03-29T09:09:48

There's fewer than 20 women with this name in Spain because the Basque aren't Spanish.

katinka Says:

2016-04-01T21:42:43

I love both the look and the sound of this name, even though they don't seem to match up initially. It's a beautiful, beautiful name, but I think it would be plain confusing to use as a first name, sadly.

vintageisfave Says:

2015-10-07T01:16:55

Or just spell it Elishana.

glitterandrocknroll Says:

2015-10-06T04:38:44

I LOVE the pronunciation but not the spelling, but then if it was spelled phonetically it'd probably look really weird. People would be pronouncing and spelling it wrong so much. It sounds gorgeous, though.

vintageisfave Says:

2015-10-05T19:16:49

I feel like the way it looks like it's pronounced, El-ix-ann, is prettier than El-ih-sha-nuh.

hufflepuff Says:

2015-10-05T04:00:10

I like the spelling but the pronounciation seems quite cumbersome and counterintuitive.

TheHumanCanvas Says:

2015-10-03T21:29:30

I. Just. Fell. In. Love.