Meaning & History
Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 19th century, when the form Helen also became common.
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Croatian) Helena, Alena, Elen, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje(Dutch) Elena, Elina, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Leena(Estonian) Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Nelli(Finnish) Hélène, Léna(French) Elene(Georgian) Elena, Helena, Helene, Alena, Ella, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) Elena, Eleni, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Léna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elena, Ileana(Italian) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Elena, Jelena(Lithuanian) Elena(Macedonian) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Helenka, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Elena, Yelena, Aliona, Alyona, Alyonka, Lena, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Serbian) Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka(Slovak) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Jelka(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana(Spanish) Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Elna, Lena, Nellie, Nelly(Swedish) Olena, Aliona, Alyona(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
Same SpellingEllen (2)
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Entry updated February 4, 2020