Gender / Sex: girl (Elan's also a boy name)
Meaning: sun ray, shining light
Sounds Like: Elane, Elana, Elyn, Elen, Elin, Elon, Ellan
Similar Names: Elah, Ela, Evan, Eman
Elan \e-lan\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Elan), is a variant of Ellen (Greek), and the meaning of Elan is "sun ray, shining light".
The baby name Elan sounds like Elane, Elana, Elyn, Elen, Elin, Elon and Ellan. Other similar baby names are Elah, Ela, Evan and Eman.
Elan is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)