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Ellen Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ellen? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 89 1,012 0.2874%
1911 84 1,148 0.3083%
1912 85 1,442 0.2859%
1913 88 1,567 0.2764%
1914 86 2,022 0.2901%
1915 88 2,576 0.2835%
1916 86 2,834 0.2934%
1917 90 2,850 0.2849%
1918 91 3,023 0.2817%
1919 92 2,926 0.2794%
1920 92 3,068 0.2759%
1921 95 3,059 0.2671%
1922 94 2,948 0.2646%
1923 103 2,661 0.2376%
1924 99 2,936 0.2528%
1925 101 2,787 0.2466%
1926 100 2,766 0.2515%
1927 93 2,865 0.2588%
1928 99 2,675 0.25%
1929 97 2,560 0.2472%
1930 99 2,515 0.2408%
1931 99 2,436 0.2468%
1932 104 2,360 0.2389%
1933 104 2,194 0.2355%
1934 94 2,451 0.2535%
1935 95 2,431 0.2502%
1936 99 2,391 0.2482%
1937 101 2,492 0.2529%
1938 89 2,800 0.2735%
1939 80 3,004 0.2953%
1940 74 3,316 0.312%
1941 67 3,657 0.3249%
1942 64 4,194 0.3321%
1943 67 4,150 0.3179%
1944 63 3,994 0.3223%
1945 61 4,186 0.3432%
1946 58 5,235 0.3548%
1947 61 5,849 0.3504%
1948 67 5,283 0.3309%
1949 64 5,499 0.3418%
1950 66 5,563 0.3455%
1951 68 5,942 0.3505%
1952 70 5,842 0.3347%
1953 76 5,528 0.3123%
1954 77 5,454 0.2984%
1955 81 5,474 0.2976%
1956 84 5,430 0.2875%
1957 85 5,582 0.2901%
1958 93 5,158 0.2729%
1959 91 5,384 0.2834%
1960 94 5,132 0.2709%
1961 97 4,845 0.2566%
1962 109 4,105 0.2236%
1963 112 3,938 0.2194%
1964 119 3,520 0.2%
1965 117 3,237 0.1979%
1966 130 2,798 0.1792%
1967 141 2,503 0.1649%
1968 156 2,094 0.1395%
1969 169 1,877 0.1218%
1970 186 1,744 0.1096%
1971 217 1,362 0.0906%
1972 234 1,146 0.0841%
1973 239 1,047 0.0808%
1974 233 1,069 0.0822%
1975 241 991 0.0771%
1976 249 918 0.0712%
1977 244 987 0.0732%
1978 242 984 0.0732%
1979 257 911 0.0646%
1980 259 964 0.0659%
1981 258 937 0.0637%
1982 248 987 0.066%
1983 248 917 0.0621%
1984 262 901 0.0606%
1985 289 821 0.0541%
1986 262 943 0.0625%
1987 241 1,060 0.0695%
1988 218 1,167 0.0749%
1989 204 1,288 0.0798%
1990 206 1,368 0.0825%
1991 209 1,403 0.0861%
1992 217 1,309 0.082%
1993 216 1,272 0.0816%
1994 216 1,304 0.085%
1995 213 1,293 0.0858%
1996 247 1,117 0.0746%
1997 345 775 0.0524%
1998 424 586 0.0392%
1999 413 641 0.0428%
2000 451 585 0.0383%
2001 462 564 0.0374%
2002 481 551 0.0368%
2003 442 643 0.0423%
2004 499 549 0.036%
2005 549 482 0.0315%
2006 536 514 0.0328%
2007 579 472 0.0299%
2008 658 415 0.0269%
2009 670 384 0.0257%
2010 663 380 0.0264%
2011 682 357 0.0251%
2012 725 326 0.0229%
2013 682 358 0.0251%
2014 637 394 0.027%
2015 659 371 0.0255%
2016 622 408 0.0283%
2017 687 339 0.0243%
2018 728 308 0.0224%
2019 747 293 0.0216%

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Names Like Ellen

If you like Ellen, you’ll love these other names like Ellen.


What names are variants of Ellen?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ellen.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elan

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elen

Welsh

Elena

Shining light

Greek

Elene

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eleni

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elenita

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elenyi

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elin

Sun ray, shining light

Welsh

Ellan

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elleen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Ellena

Man's defender; sun ray, shining light

Greek

Ellene

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Ellin

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Ellon

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elly

Sun ray, shining light; other, foreign

Greek

Ellyn

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elon

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elyn

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Elynn

Sun ray, shining light

Greek


What names sound like Ellen?

If you like how Ellen sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ellen.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aleen

Light

Greek

Alleen

Precious; precious; awakening; light

Polynesian

Allena

Precious

German

Allene

Precious; precious; awakening; light

Polynesian

Allyn

Precious; precious; awakening

Polynesian

Eilean
Eileen

“The brightly shining one,” from the Greek lielene, something shining, as a torch.

Gaelic

Eilena
Eilene
Eilin
Eilleen
Elaene

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Eleen
Eleena

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Ellane

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Ellina

Other, foreign

German

Ellona

Light

Hungarian

Ileen

English

Illene
Oleen

Joyous

Polynesian

Olwen

White footprint

Welsh


What names are similar to Ellen?

Find a name that’s like Ellen, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Elnora

Compassion

Greek

Suellen

English


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