Ellen

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See also: ellen and ellen-

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 from Ancient Greek.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [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."

Descendants[edit]

  • Hawaiian: ʻElena

Translations[edit]



Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. A female given name, variant of Helene.

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.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Ellen and Danish Ellen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈelːen/, [ˈe̞lːe̞n]
  • Rhymes: -elːen
  • Syllabification: El‧len

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. A female given name.
    • 1985 Simo Hämäläinen, Jätkät, Weilin + Göös, →ISBN, page 158:
      ―Minä olen Ellen.
      ―Nätti nimi. Ruohtalainen.
      ―Eikä ole.
      ―Ei sitten, ellet tykkää.

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 Ellenille Elleneille
essive Elleninä Elleneinä
translative Elleniksi Elleneiksi
instructive Ellenein
abessive Ellenittä Elleneittä
comitative Elleneineen
Possessive forms of Ellen (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Ellenini Ellenimme
2nd person Ellenisi Elleninne
3rd person Elleninsä

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. plural of Elle

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English Ellen and Danish Ellen.

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen

  1. A female given name.

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
  • [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]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Ellen and Danish Ellen.

Proper noun[edit]

Ellen c (genitive Ellens)

  1. A female given name.