Elaine

The Old French form of the name Helen, meaning "shining light." Kind of like the light shining from the electronic device your little Elaine will hide under the covers so she can play a game after bedtime.

Nicknames:

Eli, Laine, Lainey.

Famous people named Elaine:

Actresses Elaine May, Elaine Miles, Elaine Stritch, Elaine Jin, and Elaine Hendrix; painter Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal; children's novelist Elaine Lobl (E.L.) Konigsburg; Olympic beach volleyball player Elaine Youngs.

Fun fact:

Fans of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" might recall Lady Elaine Fairchilde, a (slightly creepy) puppet from the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

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