Home > Elen


What does Elen mean?

Elen Pronunciation of Elen [elen] as a girls' name is of Welsh and Greek origin, and the meaning of Elen is "sun ray". Welsh and Scandinavian form of Helen and hence closely related to the English name Ellen. The Welsh word elen means "nymph" though this is unlikely to be the origin of the name as it is found in early Welsh texts as the equivalent of Helen, the name of the mother of Constantine,

Associated with: greek, sun (star), scandinavian, nymph (goddess).


Elen has 1 variant: Elin.

Related girl name: Eleanor.

51 more alternative forms via Ellen, Helen: Aileen, Ailene, Alena, Alene, Aline, Eileen, Elaina, Elaine, Elan, Elana, Elayne, Eleanor, Elena, Elene, Eleni, Elenita, Elenora, Elenore, Elenyi, Elinor, Ella, Ellan, Elle, Ellee, Elleen, Ellen, Ellena, Ellene, Ellie, Ellin, Ellina, Ellon, Elly, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn, Elynn, Heleen, Helena, Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Ili, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lean, Lena, Leni and Yelena.

Creative forms:
(female) Elel, Elem, ..

(male) Elein, Eleu, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elen Dylan (E.D.), ..

How popular is Elen?

Elen is an unusual first name for females. Elen is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Elen (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ella (#18 from current records), Ellie (#47), Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Lena (#272), Elaina (#291), Elle (#398), Helen (#419), Aileen (#515), Helena (#534), Alena (#596), Elaine (#673), Eileen (#694), Ellen (#705), Elin (#920), Elinor (#1413), Elly (#1474), Elana (#1522), Eleni (#1595), Hellen, Helene, Ileana, Ilene, Ailene, Ilona, Alene, Ellyn, Elayne, Elene, Ellena, Ellene, Elenora, Elenore and Aline. Other forms, like Elleen, are uncommon. These relations of Elen were favored as birth names in the 1920s (average #1002) and are now much less widespread (#1242, 69.7%), with forms like Helen going out of style. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Ellie, Elena, Elaina, Alena, Elle, Aileen and Ella. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Ailene, Alena, Alene, Aline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eileen, Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elena, Elene, Eleni, Elenora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elenore, Elin, Elinor, Ella, Elle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Ellena, Ellene, Ellie, Elly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellyn, Helen, Helena, Helene, Hellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Lena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Eleanor, Elena, Elin, Ella outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Lena outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elen is alike in pronunciation to Aleen, Aleine, Alenne, Allene, Alyne, Ayleen, Aylin, Eilean, Eileene, Eilene, Eilin, Eilwen, Elaene, Elane, Eliane, Eline, Ilane, Ilean, Ileane, Ileene, Oleen, Oline, Olwen, Olwin and Olwyn. Other recommended names are Aden, Aren, Bren, Edee, Eden, Edin, Edlin, Eilena, Eiley, Eiren, El, Ela, Elah, Elba, Elbe, Elda, Eleana, Eleena, Eleri, Elga, Elina, Eliz, Elke, Elma, Elna, Elona, Els, Elsa, Elsee, Elvy, Elza, Eman, Emlyn, Erene, Erin, Erlene, Etel, Evan, Evey, Evleen, Evlin, Evlyn, Evon, Glen, Iren, Kalen, Kylen, Nolen, Pen and Ryen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elen.

See names
in meaning and etymology.