Ellan Name Meaning & Origin
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I was named with the middle name Ellan. My parents named me after my grandmother's best friend whose parents were immigrants from Sicily. Ellan stayed with my grandparents while her husband served in the U.S.Army during WWII. She and her husband had no children and she was admired by my mother. In Italian I remember the word ellan being the feminine pronoun for more than one woman meaning the plural for the word women. Also I have ancestors from the Isle of Mann (off the west coast of Britain and east of Ireland) in the Celtic language Ellan means "Island" and I found out that in the Celtic language that the Isle of Mann is "Ellan Viannan" which is also a song about the Isle of Mann. "Ellan Viannan" is also the unofficial anthem/song of the Isle of Mann. It is a very pretty song. I wondered too if Ellan was another form of the French word e'lan which means spirited, self assurance with dash. I think that fits me to a "T"!
- Personal experiences with the name Ellan
People see my name Ellan and ask me if it is misspelled and I explain that I am named after a family friend of Sicilian origins.
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- Meanings and history of the name Ellan
Ellan is the Celtic word for Isle.
- Famous real-life people named Ellan
None in which I am aware.
- Ellan in song, story & screen
Ellan Viannan recorded by the Bee Gees and others which is the unofficial anthem of the Isle of Mann and translates directly into Ellan Viannan which is Celtic. Ellan is Celtic for "Isle".