Elaine is a French version of the name Helen. Meaning "brilliant" or "sunbeam," the name was popularized in Arthurian legend as the woman who fell in love in Sir Lancelot. Elaine has been steadily decreasing in popularity in the United States.
Similar Names: Alaina, Lainey
Famous Elaine Names: Elaine Paige (singer and actress), Elaine May (film director and actress)