Ellyn Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ellen:
Originally a variant form of Helen, Ellen is now also commonly used as a variant of Eleanor. Both names, however, are ultimately derived from the same Grrek root ēlē (light, torch, bright).
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- Nicknames for Ellyn
Elly, Ellie, Nell.
- Meanings and history of the name Ellyn
Variant of Helen meaning "light" or "torch".
- Famous real-life people named Ellyn
Ellyn Bowman was a sixteenth century English Puritan. She is known for having smuggled books to clergyman Henry Barrow in prison.
- Ellyn in song, story & screen
"Lady Ellyn", character in Gerald Morris's medieval fiction "The Quest of the Fair Unknown".
Ellyn Warren, career-oriented best friend of Hope Steadman on the 90's TV series "thirtysomething".