Ellen meaning

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(theology) Strength vouchsafed; comfort; grace.
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(person, proper) A feminine name: dim. Ellie.
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A female given name.
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Origin of ellen

  • From Middle English elne, ellen, from Old English ellen (“zeal, strength, power, vigor, valor, courage, fortitude, strife, contention”), from Proto-Germanic *aljaną (“zeal, power, courage”), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (“to burn”). Cognate with Middle High German ellen (“strength, manhood”), Middle Low German ellen (“strength, power, courage, vigor, bravery”), Icelandic elja (“endurance, energy”).

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  • Medieval English variant of Helen, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helenē); also used as a variant of Eleanor.

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