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Ellen

or Ellin

[el-uh n] /ˈɛl ən/
noun
1.
Mount, a mountain in S Utah. 11,522 feet (3514 meters).
2.
a female given name, form of Helen.
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  • "I hate to have my picture taken when I am not expecting it," cried Ellen.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • "Your imagination deceives you, my dear Almeria," said Ellen, smiling.

  • Rosie paused and Danny, nodding his head, said: "For instance, a girl like Ellen."

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • Old Mr. Elmour's manner was also more distant, and Ellen's colder.

  • Dr. Story whispered something to Ellen as she was getting into the buggy.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Word Origin and History for Ellen

fem. proper name, an older form of Helen (q.v.). Its popularity among U.S. birth names peaked in 1880s and 1940s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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