What are some Elvish names?


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Elvish names that appear in "The Lord of the Rings" books include the Sindarin names Celeborn, Erestor, F��anor, Galadriel, Gil-Galad, Lindir, C��rdan, Haldir and Legolas. Quenyan Elvish names include Arafinw��, E��rendil and Itarild��. Tolkien created a total of four Elvish languages. The most complete and frequently used in the books are Quenya and Sindarin.

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What are some Elvish names?
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Most of Tolkien's Elvish names have meanings within their Elvish languages. Celeborn means "silver tree" in Sindarin, Erestor means "lone namer" and F��anor means "spirit of flame." In addition, Galadriel means "maiden crowned with a radiant garland," Gil-Galad means "star of brilliance," Lindir means "singer," C��rdan means "ship wright," Haldir" means "hidden or exalted male" and Legolas means "green leaf." Translations of Quenyan names include "noble Finw��" for Arafinw��, "lover of the sea" for E��rendil and "sparkling brilliance" for Itarild��. Gildor Inglorion means "land of a star" and "son of Inglor," Elrond means"star cave," Celebrimbor means "silver hand," Galdor means "land of light" and Glorfindel means "golden braided hair."

In Eldarin, a very ancient Elvish tongue, the name Finw�� means "skilled one" and the name Ingw�� means "first one." From another ancient Elvish language, Doriathrin, comes the name L��thien Tin��viel meaning "enchantress and daughter of the starry twilight."

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