Ellen Family History
Ellen Name Meaning
English: from the usual medieval vernacular form of the female personal name Helen (Greek Helene). This was the name of the mother of Constantine the Great, a devout Christian who was credited with finding the True Cross. It was a popular name in Britain, due to the legend (which has no historical basis) that she was born in Britain. English: variant of Hillian. Dutch: from a short form of any of several Germanic personal names beginning with the element Ellen-, as, for example, Ellenborg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press