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Elif

Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Elif mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Elif

User Submitted Origins

Turkish
63%
Arabic
29%
Islamic/Muslim
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 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".
  2. According to a user from Sweden, the name Elif is of Arabic origin and means "Up straight, honest and beautiful as the first letter of the qouran".
  3. A submission from Canada says the name Elif means "The first letter of the Arabic alphabet" and is of Turkish origin.
  4. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Elif is of English origin and means "Greatest beauty and a forever love".
  5. According to a user from Turkey, the name Elif is of Arabic origin and means "ELIF symbolizes friendship and 'the girl who spreads light'".
  6. A user from Canada says the name Elif is of Turkish origin and means "Honest and slender".
  7. A user from India says the name Elif is of Turkish origin and means "Honest".
  8. A submission from Botswana says the name Elif means "unconditional love..never ending strong bond of love".
  9. A user from Delaware, U.S. says the name Elif is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "Queen".
  10. A submission from Turkey says the name Elif means "Unique" and is of Arabic origin.
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Wiktionary

From Arabic أَلِف‎ (ʾalif, “alif, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet”), itself cognate with Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha).

  1. A female given name from Arabic

Notable Persons Named Elif

Notable Persons Named Elif

Elif Şafak

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

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Elif Batuman

Elif was born in 1977.

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Elif Jale Yeşilırmak

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

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Elif Demirezer

Elif was born in 1992.

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Elif Ağca

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

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Elif Doğan Türkmen

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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  • Elif Deniz
    Soccer Player

Fun Facts about the name Elif

  • How Popular is the name Elif? Elif is the 11,219th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 955 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 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elif is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Elif: The name spelled backwards is File. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Efli. How do you pronounce that?
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