Gender: Female Meaning of Maryellen: "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + shining light" Origin of Maryellen: English, combination of Mary and Ellen

Maryellen Origin and Meaning

The name Maryellen is a girl's name meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + shining light".

A gentle old-fashioned compound name that has never been epidemically popular, but is now almost unused.

The meaning of Mary is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I like it as a combined name. If you use Mary Ellen, Mary is the first name, and Ellen a middle, which is fine. If you plan to make Ellen part of her first name, it either needs to be one name, or joined with a hyphen.

jordalini Says:


I know someone named Mary Ellen, and that's how it should be, not all run together.