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

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Origin and Meaning of Elinah

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  • A user from New York, United States says the name Elinah is of Scottish origin and means "Shining light".
  • A user from Iran says the name Elinah is of English origin and means "Shining in the darkness".
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Fun Facts about the name Elinah

  • How Popular is the name Elinah? Elinah is the 67,097th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elinah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Elinah in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elinah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Elinah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elinah was in 2012 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Elinah: Your name in reverse order is Hanile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lheain. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Elinah born Apr 15, 1935

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 USA South-West approximately on 1025. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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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).