Meaning of Elli

Elli is a Finnish name for boys and girls.
The meaning is `sunray, shining light`
The name Elli is most commonly given to Norwegian girls. (4 times more often than to American girls.)
Although in most countries Elli is a name given to girls. In the United States, 1 out of 58 Elli`s are boys.

It is short for:

Lisbet, Liesel, Lisbeth, Liesl, Elspeth, Elspet, Lisa, Beth, Liza, Lise, Elise, Eliza, Lizbeth, Elissa, Bess



If it's too long you might use:

Lis, Ilse, Liz



What do they use in other countries?

Elan
Leni (German)
Laine
Lain
Ilja
Lean (Irish)
Nell (English)
Alane
Alin
Ellie (English)
Elly (English)
Nelly (English)
Elien
Elienai
Alayna (English)
Ilke (Hungarian)



The name sounds like:

Alli, Ellie, Elle, Elly, Eli, Ellia, Ulli



Similar names are:

Ellin, Ellsi



See also:

Bethan, Liese, Liesa, Lili, Lisette, Elizabeth, Betsy, Tetty, Betty, Bettie, Bessie, Bette, Elsie, Lizzie, Lizzy, Libby, Else

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