Elif m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Elif f for the female version.

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish

Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish form of ÆilífR [1]

Related Names

See ÆilífR

Patronyms

  • Old Swedish: Elifson (♂) [2]

Further Information

The reason for its high statistic female ranking is that Elif is a common Turkish name borne by many immigrants in the Nordic countries:

Turkish elif = 'alif, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, ا' and its transferred meaning 'slender' [3]

Earliest Documented Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
474 601 0 3
Denmark Denmark[5]
379 n.a. 3 n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
135 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a. 123 n.a. 1
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as female name

Recent statistics trend[4][5][6][7]:Name statistics for Elif(f)

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7]

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7]

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  3. Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi