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What does Ellan mean?

Ellan Pronunciation of Ellan 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 form of Helen.




VARIANTS Elynn, Elyn, Elon, Ellyn, Ellon, Ellin, Ellene, Elleen, Elin, Elene, Elen, Elan

RELATIONS VIA ELLEN Elena, Eleni, Ella, Elle, Ellena, Ellie, Ellina, Elly

(female) Edlan, ..

(male) Elnah, ..

Ellan Erica (E.E.), ..

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?

Popular alternative forms of Ellan (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Elena (#66 LAST YEAR), Elene, Eleni (#1726), Elin (#1186), Ella (#15), Elle (#380), Ellen (#770), Ellena, Ellene, Ellie (#37), Elly (#1603) and Ellyn. Other forms, like Elon, are uncommon. These forms of Ellan reached the peak of their popularity 138 years ago (MEDIAN #1390) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1148, 27%). Ella has generally been a favorite of parents, although Elena seems to be becoming a favorite too, while Ellen is now less common. (2018 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 sound-alike 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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