What is the meaning of the name Ellen?

The name Ellen is primarily a female name of Greek origin that means Light.

Form of the name Helen. Ellen Burstyn, actress, Ellen DeGeneres, actress/comedian/talk show host. Ellen Pompeo, actres.

Different Spellings of the name Ellen:


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Names like Ellen:

Elin, Elaina, Ellowyn, Elan, Elhanan, Elliena, Elinoah, Elana, Eleni, Elian, Elwyn, Elam, Ellin, Eilonwy, Elena, Eliam, Elioenai, Elowen, Ellema, Elyan, Elina, Elon, Eliane, Eliana, Ewelina, Elaine, Elliana, Elani, Elouan, Eileen

Stats for the Name Ellen

checkmark Ellen is currently not in the top 100 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
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Potential drawbacks of using the name Ellen:

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1. Potential for confusion or mispronunciation due to similar-sounding names like Helen or Elena.
2. The name Ellen may be considered old-fashioned or less trendy compared to more modern names.
3. There might be a lack of uniqueness as the name Ellen is relatively common and widely used.
4. Some individuals may associate the name Ellen with specific cultural references or stereotypes that could impact how others perceive the child.
5. The name Ellen might not have a strong symbolic meaning or personal significance for some parents seeking a more meaningful name choice.

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Mary Ellen Makes The Moment Count - a-ha
To Ellen - Eyeless in Gaza