ELLEN (1)
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: EL-ən   [key]
Meaning & History
Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Helen, Helena, Hellen
DIMINUTIVES: Ella, Ellie, Elly, Lena, Nell, Nellie, Nelly, Elle, Nelle
OTHER LANGUAGES: Shelena (African American), Helena, Helene (Ancient Greek), Elaine (Arthurian Romance), Elena (Bulgarian), Helena, Jelena, Elena, Jela (Croatian), Helena, Alena, Lenka (Czech), Elin, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Danish), Heleen, Helena, Heleentje (Dutch), Helena, Jelena, Leena (Estonian), Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Heleena, Heli, Leena (Finnish), Hélène (French), Elene (Georgian), Elena, Helena, Helene, Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni (German), Elene, Eleni (Greek), Helen, Helena, Helene (Greek Mythology), Heléna (Hungarian), Léan (Irish), Elena, Ileana (Italian), Helēna, Jelena, Jeļena (Latvian), Elena, Jelena (Lithuanian), Elena (Macedonian), Elin, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Norwegian), Helena, Lena (Polish), Helena, Lena (Portuguese), Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța (Romanian), Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena (Russian), Jelena, Jela (Serbian), Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka (Slovak), Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Elena, Jelka (Slovene), Elena, Ileana (Spanish), Elin, Elina, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena (Swedish), Olena, Lesya (Ukrainian), Elen, Elin (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #700 
England/Wales  ranked #274 
Belgium  - 
Denmark  ranked #40 
Finland  ranked #32 
Ireland  ranked #47 
Netherlands  - 
Northern Ireland  ranked #59 
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Sweden  ranked #21