What does the name Ellen mean? The meaning of the name Ellen is Light. The origin of the name Ellen is Greek. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Elen
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Name Notes: Form of the name Helen. Ellen Burstyn, actress, Ellen DeGeneres, actress/comedian/talk show host. Ellen Pompeo, actres.
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