Name Elea Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Elea


Elea is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Elea?

Elea is a short form of the name Eleanor. Eleanor derived from Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of the 12th century, original spelling was Aliénor. Eleonore is of Old Provençal, Arabic and Greek origin and derived from the name Helen.

What does the name Elea mean?

Elea means “the other Aenor”, “merciful”, “God is my light” and “torch”, “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining” (from Eleanor or Helen).

Suitable middle names for Elea

The name Elea is a nice way to give a shorter and modern variant of the names Eleonore and Helene.
In addition to the spelling Elea, there are also the options Ellea, Eleah, Eléa or Élea. Since Elea is a relatively short name, a melodic middle name can lend itself well here. Possibilities for a middle name for a little Elea are: Elea Noemi, Elea Caroline, Elea Trisha, Elea Ava, Elea Leandra, Elea Hazel and Elea Chloe.

Elea in the world

  • Elea is a popular name for restaurants in the United States. For example Eléa restaurant in New York City, a restaurant with authentic homemade Greek food and Greek interior on the New York upper west side.
  • Zeno of Elea was a pre-socratian philosoph. He died around 430 BC and little is known about his personal life. The primary biographical source was a book by Plato, written almost a century after Zeno of Elea’s death. The book claims that Zeno knew Socrates when he was young and himself was middle-aged. There are numerous legends and stories around Zeno of Elea’s encounters with tyrans and his death. None of his writings have survived intact, but were often referred and cited by following philosophs. Some of the most famous works of Zeno are his paradoxes that are still relevant in maths and philosophy today.
  • The fashion brand Gucci named a design pair of mules Elea. The shoes are a reinterpretation of the original 1953 horsebit loafers.

Pronunciation of Elea

Variants of the name Elea

Eleah Elléa Eléa Elëa Élea Éléa

Parents who like the name Elea also like

Ella Mila Elina Lia Eléa Mia Emilia Malea Emma Alea Lina Elena Leana Elisa Maya Noah Amelie Leni Ava Lena

Popularity of the name Elea

The name Elea is ranked #258 overall.

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