Elaine Pafford in the US

  1. #26,167,042 Elaine Paepke
  2. #26,167,043 Elaine Paff
  3. #26,167,044 Elaine Paffel
  4. #26,167,045 Elaine Paffhausen
  5. #26,167,046 Elaine Pafford
  6. #26,167,047 Elaine Pafundi
  7. #26,167,048 Elaine Paget
  8. #26,167,049 Elaine Pagliarini
  9. #26,167,050 Elaine Pagliaroli
people in the U.S. have this name View Elaine Pafford on WhitePages Raquote

Meaning & Origins

Originally an Old French form of Helen, but now generally regarded as an independent name. The Greek and Latin forms of the name had a long vowel in the second syllable, which produced this form (as opposed to Ellen) in Old French. In Arthurian legend, Elaine is the name of one of the women who fell in love with Lancelot. The name occurs in this form in the 15th-century English Morte d'Arthur of Thomas Malory. In the 19th century it was popularized in one of Tennyson's Idylls of the King (1859). Most of the characters in Arthurian legend have names that are Celtic in origin, although subjected to heavy French influence, and it has therefore been suggested that Elaine may actually be derived from a Welsh word meaning ‘hind’ or ‘fawn’.
211th in the U.S.
English: 1. from Old French pafard ‘shield’, hence a Norman nickname for a fighting man or metonymic occupational name for an armorer. 2. probably a habitational name from either of two minor places in Devon: Pafford in Moretonhampstead or Parford in Drewsteignton, both named from Old English pæð ‘path’ + ford ‘ford’.
16,440th in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Top state populations