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Ellan

What does Ellan mean?

Ellan Pronunciation of Ellan [el-lan] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Ellan means "sun ray". Ellan is an alternate form of Ellen (Greek): originally a version of Helen.

Associated with: greek, sun.

Variations

Ellan has 12 variants: Elan, Elen, Elene, Elin, Elleen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellon, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn and Elynn.

8 more relations via Ellen: Elena, Eleni, Ella, Elle, Ellena, Ellie, Ellina and Elly.

Creative forms:
(female) Edlan, Eulan, ..

(male) Eleoin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ellan Zion (E.Z.), ..

How popular is Ellan?

Ellan is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#4161 out of 4276, Top 97%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Ellan (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Elena (#106 last year), Elene, Eleni (#1595), Elin (#920), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Ellena, Ellene, Ellie (#47), Elly (#1474) and Ellyn. Other forms, like Elon, are uncommon. These forms of Ellan are at the peak of their popularity today (median #1105). Ella has generally been a favorite of parents, although Elena seems to be becoming a favorite too, while Ellen is now less common. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elena, Elene, Eleni, Elin, Ella in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elly, Ellyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elena, Elin, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ellan is alike in pronunciation to Alane, Allaine, Allayne, Alleen, Allene, Alline, Allyne, Allynn, Eilean, Eileen, Eilene, Elaene, Elain, Elaine, Elane, Elayne, Elian, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Ilane, Iliane, Illene, Olwen and Olwyn. Other recommended names are Callan, Dylan, Dyllan, Eadan, Eavan, Edlin, Edlyn, Eila, Eilah, Eilat, Elah, Elana, Elba, Elda, Eleana, Elga, Eliana, Elkana, Ellba, Ellee, Ellga, Elli, Ellia, Elliana, Ellis, Ellke, Ellma, Ellona, Ellsa, Ellse, Elma, Elna, Elsa, Elva, Elvah, Elyana, Elza, Eman, Emlyn, Ephan, Erla, Eula, Eulah, Evlin, Evlyn, Jillan, Kalan, Kallan, Kellan and Nolan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ellan.

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