Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the usual medieval vernacular form of the female
personal name Helen (Greek Helenē). 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,
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