Ellen

Ellen - A very unique female name



  Aug 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ellen, meaning bright, shining light, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #89. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ellen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ellen? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ellen. The baby girl name Ellen was given to 323 baby girls in 2012, ranking #745 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,375 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ellen peaked in popularity 73 years ago in 1946 on position 58.



Famous with this name

Ellen Page
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen Chan


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Ellen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ellen is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #390 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,233.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ellen is where you live.


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Ellen origin and meaning

Ellen is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bright, shining light. To see famous people named Ellen, pop culture references for the name Ellen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ellen

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ellen, sorted by popularity.

Elaine / Eileen / Elena / Eliana / Elma / Elaina / Elliana / Elana / Eleni / Elianna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012745
2011695
2010674
2009681
2008670
2007585
2006539
2005552
2004499
2003443
2002483
2001462
2000451
1999413
1998424
1997345
1996248
1995213
1994216
1993216
1992217
1991210
1990206
1989204
1988217
1987241
1986262
1985289
1984262
1983248
1982248
1981258
1980259
1979257
1978242
1977244
1976248
1975239
1974234
1973240
1972235
1971218
1970187
1969169
1968155
1967141
1966130
1965117
1964119
1963112
1962109
196197
196094
195991
195893
195785
195684
195581
195477
195376
195270
195168
195066
194964
194867
194761
194658
194561
194463
194367
194264
194167
194074
193980
193889
1937101
193699
193595
193494
1933104
1932104
193199
193099
192997
192899
192793
1926100
1925101
192499
1923103
192294
192195
192092
191992
191891
191790
191686
191588
191486
191388
191285
191184
191089

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota390
Utah407
Ohio458
Kentucky528
Missouri547
North Carolina574
Colorado595
Iowa621
Wisconsin636
Pennsylvania636
Virginia642
Indiana675
California678
Maryland708
Washington710
New Jersey765
Illinois780
Georgia835
Texas841
Massachusetts842
Alabama864
Tennessee956
Michigan1104
New York1160
Florida1233

Even more about Ellen


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ellen a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ellen?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1946
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ellen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,375
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +323

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