Ellen - girls name

Ellen name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Ellen name meaning:

The name Ellen is a variant of the name Helen, which has Greek origins. It is derived from the Greek word "helene," meaning "torch" or "light." As such, the name Ellen carries connotations of brightness, illumination, and enlightenment. It can also be associated with qualities such as intelligence, wisdom, and understanding.

Those named Ellen are often described as being intelligent, creative, and intuitive. They possess a natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, always seeking to learn and understand the world around them. Ellens tend to have an analytical mind and are skilled at problem-solving. They are also known to be excellent communicators, expressing themselves articulately and persuasively.

In addition, the name Ellen is often associated with a warm and nurturing personality. Ellens are often compassionate, caring, and empathetic, with a deep desire to help and support others. They have a natural ability to provide comfort and guidance to those around them, making them trustworthy and reliable friends. Overall, the name Ellen embodies qualities of intelligence, compassion, and wisdom, making it a fitting name for a girl who embodies these characteristics.

Origin: Greek

Form of Eleanor. Light.

Related names

Eleanor , Eilionoir, Eleanora , Elena , Elie , Ellen , Ellie , Elnora, Leonor , Leonore, Nelida, Norah

Other girls names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 683 out of 5581

56 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (396)

Historical popularity of Ellen

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