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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elen

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Elen means "A goddess and a bright star" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Indiana, United States, the name Elen is of Unknown origin and means "Speshle".
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From Lithuanian elnis, from Proto-Indo-European *eln-, related to Elch.

  1. moose (US), elk (UK) Alces alces

Notable Persons Named Elen


Elen was born Elen Rhys in Aberystwyth.


Elen Levon is a pop music, dance music, hip hop music, rhythm, blues, glam rock, art rock, independent music, and reggae recording artist, actressinstrument = vocals, and singing. She has been prominent since 2008. Elen was born on July 13th, 1994 in Ukraine. Elen is also known as Elen and Elle.


Elen ferch Llywelyn is royalty. She holds the title Countess of Huntingdon and Chester.


Elen was born in 1915. She left this life on May 15th, 2002.


Elen was born on March 26th, 1968.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Elen

Gus was born in 1862. He breathed his last breath in 1940.


Fun Facts about the name Elen

  • How Popular is the name Elen? Elen is the 20,849th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 327 babies born with the first name Elen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elen to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Elen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elen is Saturday, September 5th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Elen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elen was in 2008 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Elen Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elen is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Elen: Your name in reverse order is Nele. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lene. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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