Ellyn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ellyn | Girls
Origin of the name Ellen:
Originally a variant form of Helen, Ellen is now also commonly used as a variant of Eleanor. Both names, however, are ultimately derived from the same Grrek root ēlē (light, torch, bright).
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Fifteenth century variant of "Helen" in England, meaning "light" or "torch. Can be found among medieval brasses, and prominent in Elizabethan records.
Most well-known bearer of the name: Ellyn Bowman, English Puritan activist who smuggled books to the famous Non-conformist clergyman Henry Barrow while he was imprisoned at Fleet. She died circa 1591.
- Personal experiences with the name Ellyn: | Edit
Born in 1975, my dad really liked the spelling, I really do too - looks pretty I think :) I like having a name that is unique yet not off-the-wall or made-up. It's great for the nickname too, just remove the "n" to get Elly.
Another perk is it's easy to recognize junk mail that is addressed to Ellen.
- Nicknames for Ellyn: | Edit
Elly, Ellie, Nell.
- Meanings and history of the name Ellyn: | Edit
Variant of Helen meaning "light" or "torch".
- Famous real-life people named Ellyn: | Edit
Ellyn Bowman was a sixteenth century English Puritan. She is known for having smuggled books to clergyman Henry Barrow in prison.
- Ellyn in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Lady Ellyn", character in Gerald Morris's medieval fiction "The Quest of the Fair Unknown".
Ellyn Warren, career-oriented best friend of Hope Steadman on the 90's TV series "thirtysomething".