Elli, Elle or Helle

Elli is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years. Although there is no much information on the etymology of the name Elli, it is considered that it derives from the word “Ellin”, which means Greek.

Other Latin spellings of Elli are Elle and Helle.

Sound of name Elli: Éh-llee

Male Version of name Elli: N/A

Nameday of Elli: N/A

Origin of name Elli

Elli is an ancient Greek name; In Greek mythology, Elli (Helle) was the daughter of Athamas and Nefeli; sister of Phrixus.

Elli and her brother fled from Ino, their stepmother, on the back of the winged ram with the famed Golden Fleece, which Hermes sent to them. One story has it thatElli fell from the air and drowned at a place in the ocean that came to be called the Hellespont in her honor.

Hellespont is the long narrow channel or strait leading from the Aegean Seainto the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. It was an important trade route for ships traveling between Asia and Europe. There were many battles and wars for control of this channel, the most famous of which was the Trojan War.

The greek name of Hellespont is Ellispondos.

Elli is not included in the Orthodox Calendar and does not have a nameday.

Nicknames deriving from name Elli

Name Elli does not have any nicknames and diminutives

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Elli

Elli is a very prudent person; she is usually into arts and sciences, and can concentrate a lot on the things she works on.

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