Ellen girl

First name origin & meaning:

English: Light; A variation of Helen

First name variations: Ellyn, Elen, Elyn, Ellin, Elin, Ellan, Ellene, Ellynn, Ellynne

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from the usual medieval vernacular form of the female personal name Helen (Greek Helenē). This was the name of the mother of Constantine the Great, a devout Christian who was credited with finding the True Cross. It was a popular name in Britain, due to the legend (which has no historical basis) that she was born in Britain.
  2. English: variant of Hillian.
  3. Dutch: from a short form of any of several Germanic personal names beginning with the element Ellen-, as, for example, Ellenborg.

Famous people with this first name: Ellen Barkin, Ellen Pompeo

This name appears in the following lists: Biblical Names, Composers, Dancers, Favorite Children's Book/Show Characters, First Ladies, Opera Singers, Presidents' Kids, Silver Screen

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