What does Ellyn mean?
Ellyn [el-lyn] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and the name Ellyn means "other, foreign; sun ray". Ellyn is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Ellyn is also a form of Ellen (Greek). Ellyn is also used as a form of Helen (Greek).
(female) Erlyn, Eulyn, ..
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How popular is Ellyn?
Ellyn is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2488 out of 4276, Top 58%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Ellyn entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #1170 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Ellyn are Aileen (#515 VIA LATEST LIST), Ailene, Alene, Aline, Eileen (#694), Elaina (#291), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayne, Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Elene, Eleni (#1595), Elin (#920), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Ellena, Ellene, Elli, Ellie (#47), Ellinor, Elly (#1474), Elna, Elora (#963), Helen (#419), Hellen, Ilene and Nelly (#1724). Other forms, like Ellee, are uncommon. These forms of Ellyn reached the peak of their popularity 95 years ago (USAGE OF 6.17%) and have become significantly less conventional since (USAGE 1.83%, ▼70%). Helen has generally been popular among parents, though Elle has grown popular as well over time, while versions such as Alene are now somewhat dated.
Ellyn is pronounced similarly to Aillin, Ailyn, Aleyne, Allayne, Alleen, Allene▼, Alleyne, Allyn, Allyne, Allynn, Allynne, Alwyne, Alyne, Aylin▲, Eilean, Eilene, Eilwen, Elaene, Elain, Elane, Eline, Ellane, Oleen, Olwin and Olwyn. Other recommended names are Arlyn, Calyn, Delyn, Edlin, Edlyn, Edlynn, Edyn, Eily, Eiryn, Elayna, Ellba, Ellga, Ellia, Ellis▲, Ellke, Ellma, Ellona, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsi, Ellyce, Ellyse, Ellyza, Elsy, Elvy, Emalyn, Emblyn, Emelyn, Emlyn, Emlynn, Eryn, Ethlyn, Evalyn▲, Evelyn, Evilyn, Evlin, Evlyn, Evlynn, Fallyn, Glyn, Jalyn▼, Jolyn, Kalyn▼, Kellyn and Valyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ellyn.See names in meaning and etymology.