First Name
838
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Elif mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Elif

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Turkey says the name Elif is of Turkish origin and means "Beautiful girl who shining, Tall and thin girl, First letter of the Arabic Alphabet".
  • According to a user from Turkey, the name Elif is of Arabic origin and means "Unique".
  • A user from Turkey says the name Elif is of Arabic origin and means "Kind and emotional".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Elif is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of God".
  • A submission from Canada says the name Elif means "The first letter of the Arabic alphabet" and is of Turkish origin.
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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name derived from the first letter of the Arabic alphabet (cognate with the Latin alphabet letter A and the Greek alphabet letter alpha).

Notable Persons Named Elif

Elif Şafak is a writer. Elif was born on October 25th, 1971 in Strasbourg.

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Elif was born in 1977.

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Elif was born on July 30th, 1986 in Smolensk. Elif is also known as Rekvava and Yulia Guramievna.

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Elif was born in 1992.

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Elif was born on February 10th, 1984 in Ankara.

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Elif Doğan Türkmen is a politician. She was most prominent from 2015 to present. Elif was born on January 1st, 1962 in Adana.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 6 6 0
1980 5 5 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 7 7 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 5 5 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 9 9 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 12 12 0
2003 14 14 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 26 26 0
2007 32 32 0
2008 36 36 0
2009 38 38 0
2010 48 48 0
2011 46 46 0
2012 59 59 0
2013 54 54 0
2014 75 75 0
2015 53 53 0
2016 69 69 0
2017 68 68 0

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Popularity of Elif as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Elif

  • How Popular is the name Elif? Elif is the 11,807th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 838 babies born with the first name Elif in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elif to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elif? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Elif first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elif is Saturday, June 25th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Elif born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elif was in 2014 with a total of 75 babies.
  • Random Elif Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elif is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Elif: Your name in reverse order is File. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eilf. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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