Ellen \e(l)-len\ as a girl's name is pronounced EL-en. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Ellen is "sun ray, shining light". Variant of Helen. Nell is a pet form. English actress Ellen Terry; American actresses Ellyn Burstyn, Ellen Barkin, Ellen DeGeneres.
Baby names that sound like Ellen are Eleen, Illene, Ileen, Eileen, Allene, Alleen, Aleen, Allyn, Allena, Eilleen, Eilin, Eilene, Eilena, Eilean, Ellane, Elaene, Eleena, Ellina, Ellona, Oleen and Olwen.