Given Name ELLEN (1)

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: EL-ən   [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.

Categories

Alien characters, celestial, fire, first ladies of the USA, light, Literature, nature, TV presenters, weather
VARIANTS: Helen, Helena, Hellen
DIMINUTIVES: Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Lena, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Shelena (African American), Helena, Helene (Ancient Greek), Elaine (Arthurian Romance), Elena (Bulgarian), Helena, Jelena, Jela, Jelka (Croatian), Helena, Alena, Lenka (Czech), Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Danish), Heleen, Helena, Heleentje (Dutch), Helena, Jelena, Leena (Estonian), Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena (Finnish), Hélène (French), Elene (Georgian), Elena, Helena, Helene, Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni (German), Elena, Eleni, Elli, Lena (Greek), Helen, Helena, Helene (Greek Mythology), Heléna (Hungarian), Helena (Icelandic), Léan (Irish), Elena, Ileana (Italian), Elīna, Helēna, Jelena, Jeļena (Latvian), Elena, Jelena (Lithuanian), Elena (Macedonian), Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Norwegian), Helena, Lena (Polish), Helena, Lena (Portuguese), Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța (Romanian), Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena (Russian), Elene (Sardinian), Jelena, Jela, Jelka (Serbian), Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka (Slovak), Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Jelka (Slovene), Elena, Ileana (Spanish), Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena (Swedish), Olena, Lesya (Ukrainian), Elen, Elin (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Ellen (2)
  United States
2016
  Belgium
not
ranked
2015
  Canada (BC)
not
ranked
2015
  Czech Republic
2014
  Denmark
2015
  England and Wales
2016
  Finland
2015
  France
not
ranked
2015
  Ireland
2015
  Netherlands
not
ranked
2016
  Northern Ireland
2015
  Norway
not
ranked
2015
  Scotland
not
ranked
2016
  Sweden
2016

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