Meaning and Origin of: Ellen
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Girl name origins & meanings:
- English : Light; A variation of Helen
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Family name origins & meanings:
- 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.
- English : variant of Hillian.
- Dutch : from a short form of any of several Germanic personal names beginning with the element Ellen-, as, for example, Ellenborg.