Danish place name

Elsinore Origin and Meaning

The name Elsinore is girl's name .
The famous home of Hamlet in Shakespeare's great play is based on an actual castle in northern Denmark, which guarded the narrow entryway to the Baltic Sea for centuries. (The Danish word for it is Helsingør.) Elsinore may claim a rightful place among the Danish names for girls, vaguely akin to Eleanor, with Elsie a natural nickname, though some may find it a little pretentious. But as a middle name for the lover of Shakespeare or Copenhagen? Golden.

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Elsinore in Pop Culture

  • Lake Elsinorea city in western Riverside County, California, on the shore of Lake Elsinore, a natural freshwater lake