Ellen vs Nell - What's the difference?

ellen | nell |


As a noun ellen

is (obsolete) zeal.

As a contraction nell is

.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

ellen

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Zeal.
  • (obsolete) Strength; courage.
  • (theology) Strength vouchsafed; comfort; grace.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) ----

    nell

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of the female given names Eleanor, Ellen and Helen.
  • * : Act i, Scene 2:
  • O Nell', sweet ' Nell , if thou does love thy lord,
    Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts;

    Derived terms

    * Nellie * Nelly English diminutives of female given names