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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : Intelligent; smart

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Dutch : metonymic occupational name for a dealer in cloth or a tailor, from Middle High German, Middle Low German el(l)e ‘yardstick’, ‘length of the lower arm’.
  • German : from a short form, Edilo, from any of various Germanic personal names composed with adal ‘noble family’.
  • English : from the female personal name Ela, a reduced form of Elena and possibly also of Eleanor.

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