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The Many Names Of Ellen Page

931_ellen-page-kitty-1094934278This young actress has played many roles from quirky to intellectual. But it is the names of these characters that intrigue me, Ellen Page might just have the cream of the crop.

Kitty-A diminutive of the Greek name Katherine, the meaning is debated (pure, each of two, torture etc).
Ariadne-Greek name meaning “most holy.” In Greek mythology Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos, and helped Theseus escape her father’s labyrinth.
Bliss-Old English word meaning “happiness, grace.”
Alaska-A place name. Alaska comes from Aleut meaning “the object toward which the action of the sea is directed.”
Juno-Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens. The meaning and origin of the name is unknown but it might mean “youth.”
Sylvia-Feminine form of the Latin name Silvius meaning “wood, forest.”
Lilith-Akkadian name meaning “of the night.” Lilith is the name of a demon ancient Assyrian myths.
Helene-Ancient Greek form of Helen (probably) meaning “torch.”
Treena-A nickname for Catriona, the Gaelic form of Katherine. See meaning above.

And lastly let’s look at Ellen‘s name:

Ellen is the Medieval English form of the Greek name Helen meaning “torch.” It is also the short form of Eleonora/Eleanor meaning “the other Aenor.” This was the usual spelling of Helen until the 17th century.

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4 comments on “The Many Names Of Ellen Page

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  2. waltzingmorethanmatilda
    September 4, 2013

    Wow these are an awesome set of names – Bliss and Alaska, very now! Ariadne and Lilith – very then! (if you know what I mean).

    By the way, doesn’t Ellen look rather like the kid in “The Last of Us”????

    • namingthefishes
      September 4, 2013

      She does look like Ellie in the Last of Us, although it wasn’t intentional. She is in an upcoming game though with Willem Defoe.

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