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Ellen (F)>

Ellen (female)

Variants:Eleanor (F) Eleanora (F) Elena (F) Elenora (F) Elin (F)
Pet Name(s):Ella (F) Ellie (F) Neil (F) Nell (F) Nellen (F) Nellie (F) Nelly (F) Nora (F)
Derivative of:Helen (F)
Can be spelt:Elen (F) Ellyn (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

Older English form of Helen but no longer associated with it.

Ellen and Helen often appear in old documents in Latin as Elena or Helena and it is also possible that they may be recorded as Eleanora or Elenora, or even Helenora. Care should be taken when searching these old documents to note the appropriate Latin case endings.

The use of Nora as a pet name has been noted, by way of the elaboration "Eleanor" and "Eleanora".