Ellyn is a medieval English baby girl’s name that means “torch, shining light”. Ellyn is a version of the names Helen, Eleanor, and the provincial French name Alienor. Ellyn is also a Gaelic term that means “art, manners”. Ellyn seems to follow the modern trend of substituting a ‘y’ for an ‘i’ in girls’ names while being a vintage name.
Meaning of the name Ellyn:
English: torch, shining light
Gaelic: art, manners
Origin of the name Ellyn:
Ellyn is an English baby girl’s name. Ellyn is a medieval version of the names Eleanor, Helen, and Alienor and means “torch, shining light”. Ellyn is also a Gaelic term meaning “art, manners”.
Symbolism of the name Ellyn:
Ellyn means “torch, shining light”. A torch is a symbol of guidance and protection against the dangers of the night. Light is symbolic of knowledge, intelligence, and honor.
Style of the name Ellyn:
Gender of the name Ellyn:
Ellyn is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Ellyn:
Number of syllables in the name Ellyn:
Emotion evoked from the name Ellyn:
Ellyn evokes feelings of pride and honor.
Alternative spellings for the name Ellyn:
Ellen, Ellin, Ellan, Ellain, Elyn, Elin
Nicknames for the name Ellyn:
Popularity of the name Ellyn:
According to the Social Security Administration, Ellyn is a popular baby girl’s name. Ellyn was in the top 1000 names in only one year. It was #994 in 1952.
Related names for the name Ellyn:
Great middle names for the name Ellyn and their meanings:
- Jane (God is gracious)
- Caroline (free man)
- Lucy (light)
- Juliet (youthful or sky father)
- Josephine (Jehovah increases)
- Cecily (blind)
- Margaret (pearl)
- Anne (grace)
Famous people with the name Ellyn:
- St. Ellyn (English saint)
- Ellyn Jade (American actress)
- Ellyn Stern (American voice actress)
- Ellyn Satter (American author)
- Ellyn Marsh (American Broadway actress)
Ellyn in popular culture:
- Ellyn Warren (television, “Thirtysomething”)
- Holy Well of St. Ellyn (holy shrine in Lancashire, England)
- Sagittarius Ellyn (video games, “Gatcha World”)
- Edith Ellyn (film, “Suffragette”)
- Archer Ellyn (television, “Anime Gatcha”)