See also: elin, Elín, and elin-

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Medieval variant of Helene (Helen), comparable to English Ellen.

Proper nounEdit

Elin

  1. a female given name

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē).

Proper nounEdit

Elin f

  1. a female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Elin: Elinarson
  • daughter of Elin: Elinardóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Elin
Accusative Elina
Dative Elini
Genitive Elinar

Derived termsEdit

Elinborg


NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Medieval variant of Helene (Helen), comparable to English Ellen. First recorded in Norway ca. 1300.

Proper nounEdit

Elin

  1. a female given name

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 644 females with the given name Elin living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Medieval vernacular form of Helena (originally pronounced without the h in Swedish). First recorded in Sweden in the 14th century. Comparable to English Ellen.

Proper nounEdit

Elin c (genitive Elins)

  1. a female given name

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 58 582 females with the given name Elin living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

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