Since Lars Eller and Company are bringing Danish hockey to greatness in NHL I will write about what their names means since In old Scandinavian belief you are your name! Lars is the Scandinavian version of Latin Laurentius. It can mean either a person from Laurentum (maybe the original Latin town) or more likely being "crowned with laurels" - as the winners of the ancient Olympic games were. So not bad to start with. Eller is not a Danish name in origin, but German. The name Eller (and the German variant Erle) means "Alder" (Danish ElletrÃ¦, German Erlen). Possibly the name originally just meant "Berry-tree" more broadly. The stem comes from proto-indo-european *El- meaning red/brown as the name of Danish "Elg", English "Elk" and also Danish-English "Elm" (another tree). So maybe not a coincidence that he plays first for RÃ¸dovre (in red) and now for Montreal (in red). Lars Eller's English name-equivalent would be "Lawrence Alder".