What does the name Elif mean?The different meanings of the name Elif are:
- Turkish meaning: Slim and tall
- Arabic meaning: Letter A; one; unique; only
The first thing you should know if you are considering Elif for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Elif is a girl name.
The name Elif is of Arabic, Turkish origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in Turkish speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Elif we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
The meaning of Elif has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Elif are:
The name Elif is in the Turkish Names category. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Elif. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Elif, spread the love and share this with your friends.
This name is not popular in the US, according to Social Security Administration, as there are no popularity data for the name. This doesn't mean that the name Elif is not popular in other countries all over the world. The name might be popular in other countries, in different languages, or even in a different alphabet, as we use the characters from the Latin alphabet to display the data. A derivative of the name might also be popular in US. Try searching for a variation of the name Elif to find popularity data and rankings.
Note: If a name has less than 5 occurrences in a year, the SSA excludes it from the provided popularity data to protect privacy.
Note: The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.