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Sian Elen Richards is a Welsh bilingual singer and songwriter.
In January of this year, there were 42 women bearing this first name in Poland. 7 used it as a middle name. No baby girls were given this name last year.
Elen de Jong is a German singer.
I really like this name. I used to think it looked incomplete in comparison with Ellen, but now it just has a completely different feel. While Ellen feels a bit more stately, dignified and sophisticated, Elen has an elfin, fairy-like, lighter feel to it. So I like both equally as much. I do prefer Helen to Elen though.
Elen Haf Taylor is a Welsh actress and singer.
The standard Polish version of this name is Helena, but last year (2019) 2 baby girls in Poland were given the name Elen as a first name. In January 2020, 39 women in the Polish population had this name as a first name. 7 women had it as a middle name.
Apparently also occasionally used in Slovene: https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elen
Also Breton usage.
What about Armenia? Here Elen is one of the most famous names and a long time ago I even thought it was an Armenian name.
Elen is not pronounced the same as Ellen. Ellen is pronounced EL-un while Elen is prounced EL-en
Try saying "bellend' but without the b or d. Sorry, but that's the best way I can explain it!
This name is becoming more and more popular in the Czech Republic as another form of the name Elena (which is, in the Czech Republic, more associated with Slovakian or Russian names. Russian form is pronounced Jelena.). Elena, however, has been in the official Czech nameday calendar for a long time. Elen has not been entered in the calendar yet but celebrates nameday on 16/03, same as Elena.

In 2014, 288 babies were named Elen.
There were 195 Elens in Prague in 2014.
I do not see any difference in pronunciation between Elen and Ellen.
Elen is also the Armenian form of Helen and is currently very popular in Armenia.
She might not be very famous, but Elen Rives, fiancee of Frank Lampard, who is a midfielder for England and Chelsea bears this name. She is Spanish.
I really like this name, partly because it's my name. Also, I find that it's quite unique, as I've only ever met one other Elen. I've met plenty of Ellens. Also, I find that it can be quite annoying if you have English relatives or friends who call you Ellen. Plus, I have friends who can say Elen but they say Ellen.
Alena Antalová and her husband have a daughter Elen (born July 2007).
A famous bearer is moderator Elen Valentová-Černá.
Elen is also the Czech form.
Name Day: 16th March.
Nicknames: Ela, Elke, Elli, Elenica, Elea.
Both Elen and Elin are Welsh forms of Helen, although the latter is more common. The eldest daughter of Llywelyn Fawr (Prince Llywelyn the Great, 12th-13th centuries) had the endearing half-rhyming name Elen ferch Llywelyn.
Sorry, just to clarify, what I meant to say was that Elen and Elin are both *Welsh names*; quite possibly the derivation of Elen is from the word for a nymph, as moonlet says, and not from Helen -- I'm no etymological expert.
Elen when pronounced like eh-LYNN also means "star" in J.R.R. Tolkien's language Quenya (created for his elves to speak).
It's not really the Welsh form of Helen. The name 'Elen' is rare. It's rather old and originated in Wales from their word 'elen' (nymph). It's my name, so I did good research on it.

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