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


Ellen is a ♀ girl’s name.

Origin of the name Ellen

Ellen is an English and Danish short form of Helen and a diminutive of Eleonore.

What is the meaning of the name Ellen?

Ellen means “torch” (from ancient Greek “helénē/ἑλένη”) and “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining” (from ancient Greek “hēlios/ἥλιος” = sun/sunlight/sunshine). The name is as well derived from ancient Greek “selēnē/σελήνη” meaning “moon”.

Pronunciation of Ellen

Variants of the name Ellen


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Popularity of the name Ellen

The name Ellen is ranked #2220 overall.

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