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Elaine

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How popular is the baby name Elaine in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 5 0
1883 5 5 0
1884 5 5 0
1886 5 5 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 7 7 0
1889 8 8 0
1890 12 12 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 22 22 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 20 20 0
1895 21 21 0
1896 38 38 0
1897 30 30 0
1898 29 29 0
1899 27 27 0
1900 50 50 0
1901 43 43 0
1902 48 48 0
1903 53 53 0
1904 57 57 0
1905 79 79 0
1906 82 82 0
1907 103 103 0
1908 129 129 0
1909 139 139 0
1910 195 195 0
1911 199 199 0
1912 313 313 0
1913 411 411 0
1914 568 568 0
1915 1,212 1,212 0
1916 1,235 1,235 0
1917 1,281 1,281 0
1918 1,479 1,473 6
1919 1,688 1,688 0
1920 2,440 2,433 7
1921 2,930 2,921 9 #97 girl name
1922 2,799 2,793 6
1923 3,220 3,211 9 #87 girl name
1924 3,810 3,803 7 #73 girl name
1925 3,790 3,777 13 #73 girl name
1926 4,018 4,003 15 #68 girl name
1927 4,122 4,106 16 #69 girl name
1928 4,021 4,004 17 #68 girl name
1929 3,867 3,855 12 #67 girl name
1930 3,959 3,952 7 #69 girl name
1931 3,632 3,622 10 #72 girl name
1932 3,595 3,578 17 #68 girl name
1933 3,579 3,571 8 #61 girl name
1934 3,912 3,899 13 #54 girl name
1935 4,098 4,079 19 #51 girl name
1936 4,273 4,258 15 #50 girl name
1937 4,548 4,526 22 #45 girl name
1938 4,855 4,835 20 #42 girl name
1939 4,800 4,785 15 #45 girl name
1940 4,797 4,782 15 #50 girl name
1941 5,405 5,377 28 #44 girl name
1942 6,002 5,983 19 #45 girl name
1943 5,984 5,966 18 #46 girl name
1944 5,647 5,628 19 #46 girl name
1945 5,897 5,888 9 #44 girl name
1946 6,814 6,801 13 #47 girl name
1947 7,075 7,062 13 #50 girl name
1948 6,408 6,399 9 #53 girl name
1949 6,228 6,216 12 #57 girl name
1950 6,047 6,038 9 #60 girl name
1951 6,075 6,064 11 #66 girl name
1952 5,667 5,654 13 #73 girl name
1953 5,501 5,491 10 #77 girl name
1954 5,831 5,825 6 #74 girl name
1955 5,644 5,638 6 #77 girl name
1956 5,317 5,309 8 #89 girl name
1957 5,019 5,010 9 #96 girl name
1958 4,751 4,742 9
1959 4,459 4,452 7
1960 4,323 4,314 9
1961 3,886 3,867 19
1962 3,623 3,613 10
1963 3,131 3,126 5
1964 2,835 2,823 12
1965 2,512 2,500 12
1966 2,065 2,059 6
1967 1,780 1,774 6
1968 1,707 1,707 0
1969 1,684 1,684 0
1970 1,448 1,439 9
1971 1,284 1,284 0
1972 1,070 1,065 5
1973 992 992 0
1974 951 951 0
1975 865 859 6
1976 781 781 0
1977 864 864 0
1978 762 757 5
1979 789 784 5
1980 777 771 6
1981 784 784 0
1982 786 779 7
1983 803 797 6
1984 617 617 0
1985 663 657 6
1986 663 663 0
1987 668 668 0
1988 714 706 8
1989 679 673 6
1990 631 631 0
1991 610 610 0
1992 603 603 0
1993 559 559 0
1994 567 567 0
1995 540 540 0
1996 531 531 0
1997 451 451 0
1998 480 480 0
1999 461 461 0
2000 452 452 0
2001 408 408 0
2002 399 399 0
2003 426 426 0
2004 413 413 0
2005 469 469 0
2006 392 392 0
2007 406 406 0
2008 398 398 0
2009 371 371 0
2010 342 342 0
2011 399 399 0
2012 400 400 0
2013 356 356 0
2014 437 437 0
2015 421 421 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Elaine baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 256,908 babies born with the name Elaine in the United States. That's more than enough Elaines to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Elaine" was in 1947 with a total of 7,062 babies. (That's a lot of baby Elaines)

According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Elaine" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 104 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1946. Across the entire United States a total of 6,814 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Elaine" mean? The list below shows the origins of Elaine as well as things modernly associated with the name Elaine such as celebrities named Elaine.

Origin and Meaning of Elaine

The name "Elaine" is of English origin, and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1944 to 2014. Elaine was born in 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Elaine Hendrix

Elaine Hendrix is an actress, singer, dancer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Elaine was born in 1970 as Katherine Elaine Hendrix in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.

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Elaine May

Elaine May is a screenwriter, film director, actress, and comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1958 to 2000. Elaine was born in 1932 as Elaine Iva Berlin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Kaila Yu

Kaila Yu is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Kaila was born in 1979 as Elaine Yang in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels is a scientist. Elaine was born in 1943 as Elaine Hiesey in Palo Alto, California, USA.

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Elaine Stewart

Elaine Stewart is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1952 to 1976. Elaine was born in 1929 as Elsy Steinberg in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Elaine

Elaine Benes
Elaine Chao
Elaine Dance
Elaine De Kooning
Elaine Mendoza Erfe
Elaine Seinfeld
Elaine Joyce
Elaine Mason

Alternative Meanings

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for luster, your shine.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Your name in reverse order is "Eniale". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Linaee". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Elaine born Sep 23, 2012

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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