Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Light
Main Origin Language: Greek
(Or View Ellen Boy)

In 2017 the name Ellen...

• was given to 383 baby girls
• was the 734th most popular name for baby girls
• was 25% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in West Virginia, Idaho, and Minnesota
• was about as popular as Aniya and Meadow
Babies Named Ellen Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Ellen...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1951
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2012
• is 92% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 63% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Mary, Janet, Rita, Bruce, Gordon, Fred
• has the most opposite popularity history to Annalisa, Adina, Shoshana, Rafael, Francesco, Brandt
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Ellen Per State
View Geographic History for Ellen

Geographically the name Ellen...

• 7% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Abby, Aubrie, Rebekah, Branson, Dustin, Braden
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Penelope, Luna, Olivia, Noah, Logan, Ethan
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Ellen by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Ellen are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Ellen will be the only kid named Ellen in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Ellen compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Ellen rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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