Ellen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval English variant of Helen, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη ‎(Helénē); also used as a variant of Eleanor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. a female given name.
    • c. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2: Act III, Scene IV:
      And how doth my cousin, your bedfellow? and your fairest daughter and mine, my god-daughter Ellen?
    • 1928 Agatha Christie: The Mystery of the Blue Train
      "Is her name Ellen or Helen, Miss Viner? I thought - "
      Miss Viner closed her eyes.
      "I can sound my h's, dear, as well as anyone, but Helen is not a suitable name for a servant. I don't know what the mothers in the lower classes are coming to nowadays."

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. a female given name, a Danish variant of Helene ‎(Helen).

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 49 325 females with the given name Ellen have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. a female given name, variant of Helena ‎(Helen).

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English and Danish Ellen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈelːen]
  • Hyphenation: El‧len

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. a female given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Ellen (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Ellen Ellenit
genitive Ellenin Ellenien
partitive Elleniä Ellenejä
illative Elleniin Elleneihin
singular plural
nominative Ellen Ellenit
accusative nom.? Ellen Ellenit
gen. Ellenin
genitive Ellenin Ellenien
partitive Elleniä Ellenejä
inessive Ellenissä Elleneissä
elative Ellenistä Elleneistä
illative Elleniin Elleneihin
adessive Ellenillä Elleneillä
ablative Elleniltä Elleneiltä
allative Ellenilleˣ Elleneilleˣ
essive Elleninä Elleneinä
translative Elleniksi Elleneiksi
instructive Ellenein
abessive Ellenittä Elleneittä
comitative Elleneineen

German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. plural of Elle

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. a female given name of English and Danish origin.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Danish and Norwegian variant of Helene. Later also borrowed from English Ellen.

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. a female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 13 663 females with the given name Ellen living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. a female given name of English and Danish origin.