First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ehlen

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Alt. Meaning

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ehlen

Michelle was born in 1978.


Margriet was born on September 28th, 1943.


Leo Ehlen was a soccer player for the Fortuna Sittard, Roda JC Kerkrade, and K. Waterschei S.V. Thor Genk. Leo was born on May 20th, 1953 in Broeksittard, Netherlands. He left this life on February 10th, 2016.


Nikolaus was born on December 9th, 1886 in Graach an der Mosel. He breathed his last breath on October 18th, 1965.


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Popularity of Ehlen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ehlen U.S.
  White 93.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ehlen

People with the last name Ehlen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ehlen

  • How Popular is the name Ehlen? As a last name Ehlen was the 27,707th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ehlen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ehlen is Friday, February 20th, 1920.
  • How unique is the name Ehlen? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ehlen. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ehlen: Your name in reverse order is Nelhe. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lenhe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ehlen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 868 people with the last name Ehlen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ehlen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ehlen as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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