Ellen

Origin: English, Greek, Dutch

Meaning: a medieval form of Helen, probably derived from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) meaning “torch” or “corposant” or possibly related to Greek σεληνη (selene) meaning “moon”.

Ellen is also a short form of Dutch Eleonora, a cognate of Eleanor meaning “the other Aenor”.

Variants: Helen, Helene, Helena, Hellen, Elena, Eleni, Elene

Hana

Origin: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Slovak, Croatian

هناء (Arabic)

花 (Japanese)

華 (Japanese)

하나 (Korean)

Meaning: Hana is multicultural name with many different meanings. In Arabic it means “bliss, happiness”. In Persian, Farsi and Kurdish, spelled ( حَنا ) it becomes the name of the henna plant while Kurdish  ( هانا ) means “hope”- though the last two are based on shaky evidence. Hana is also a place name in Iran.

Hana is also a Japanese name meaning “flower”.

It’s also a Korean name meaning “one”.

Hana is also the Czech, Slovak and Croatian form of Hannah meaning “favor” or “grace”.

According to Wikipedia, Hana means “moon” in Albanian.

In Hawaiian, Hana means “craft” or work” as well as being a place name in Maui.

In Maori, it means “to shine, glow, radiate, give out heat” as a verb and “flame, glow, warmth, heat, radiance” as a noun.

Hana could also be a variant spelling of Hannah.

Variants: Hanaa (Arabic); Ha-na (Korean)

Chandra

Origin: Indian

चण्ड (masculine form of Chandra)

चण्डा (feminine form of Chandra)

Meaning: derived from Sanskirt chand ( चन्द ) meaning “to shine” or “shining”, ultimately meaning “moon”

Chandra is the Hindu god of the moon. He is depicted as young and beautiful, a two armed god with a club and a lotus, who rides his chariot across the sky every night pulled by ten white horses. He also came to be merged with the Vedic god Soma (a name I already profiled earlier), both of whom are moon deities.

While Chandra is a unisex name, Chander is a purely masculine form of the name.

Soma

Origin: Hungarian, Indian, Greek, Japanese

Meaning: from Hungarian som meaning “dogwood, cornel tree”

Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is used from that plant for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with the Hindu god Chandra since they were both moon deities.

As a drink, Soma is like ambrosia to the gods and for humans who drink it, it causes warriors to become fearless in battle and inspired poets to create-probably why the god Soma is seen as the god of poets. Interesingly enough, he’s rarely depicted as a full-grown human among his many forms, which include: a celestial bull, a bird, a giant rising from the waters, the lord of plants, and an embryo.

The Sanskrit Soma is believed to be derived from Proto-Indo-Iranian sauma, from the root of Indo-Iranian sav meaning “to press” or “to take liquid”

Sōma (σῶμα) is also a Greek word meaning “body”.

Sōma (also Sohma or Soma) is a Japanese surname (as well as the name of a clan durng the 16th century). It’s also the name of several places in Japan.I found three possible  forms of the name from Wikipedia although I couldn’t find any English translations for them:

相馬

操真

草摩.

Helena

Origin: Greek, Latin

Meaning: Latin form of Helen, which comes from Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, or possibly related to selene meaning “moon”

‘Ελενη (Greek)

Helena has different pronounciations depending on where you’re from. It’s he-LE-nah, hay-LAY-nah or he-le-nah. I prefer the he-le-nah pronounciation.