Elin

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Elin

  1. A female given name.

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē).

Proper noun[edit]

Elin f

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

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

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Elin
Accusative Elina
Dative Elini
Genitive Elinar

Derived terms[edit]

Elinborg


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Elin

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [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.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 noun[edit]

Elin

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 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.