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Ellis (girl)

What does Ellis mean?

Ellis Pronunciation of Ellis [el-lis] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Ellis) is pronounced el-EECE. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ellis is "Jehovah is God". Anglicization of Elias, from Elijah, so shares the same source with Elliot. Ellis Bell was the pseudonym used by Emily Brontė; when she first began publishing, she chose a name that could be considered masculine. Use of Ellis as a girl's name is perhaps because of the popularity of Ellie or the similarity in pronunciation to Alice.


Ellis has 5 variants: Elice, Elis, Ellice, Ellyce and Elyce.

37 more different relations via Alice, Ellie: Ailie, Aillie, Alais, Alaisa, Ali, Alie, Alis, Alisa, Alise, Alisz, Aliz, Alla, Alles, Alless, Alli, Allice, Allie, Allis, Allison, Alliss, Allissa, Allisun, Ally, Allys, Allyse, Alys, Alyss, Elissa, Elke, Elle, Ellee, Elli, Ellie, Ellissa, Ellsa, Elly and Elsa.

3 masculine forms: Elias, Elijah and Elisud.

Creative forms:
(female) Elalis, Elplis, ..

(male) Elezio, Elliso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ellis Sariah (E.S.), ..

How popular is Ellis?

Ellis is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4160 out of 4276, Top 97%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#121 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ellis reached its peak rank of #962 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellis name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellis outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ali (#1278 in 2015), Alice (#87), Alisa (#1037), Alise, Alla, Alli, Allice, Allie (#255), Allison (#39), Allissa, Ally (#869), Alys, Elissa (#1395), Elle (#398), Elli, Ellie (#47), Elliot (#635), Elly (#1474) and Elsa (#487) are the popular variation forms of Ellis (#962 in 2015). Other forms, like Alie, are uncommon. These relations of Ellis were favored during 1880-1889 (usage of 2.3%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 1.3%, 42.3%). Alice has been the top favorite, though Ellie has become trendy as well over time, while versions such as Alice used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellis, Ali, Alice, Alisa, Alise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alla, Alli, Allice, Allie, Allison in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allissa, Ally, Alys, Elissa, Elle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elli, Ellie, Elliot, Elly, Elsa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice, Allison, Elle, Ellie, Elsa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ellis is pronounced similarly to Ailis, Aloise, Eilis, Eilise, Elease, Eleese, Eliese, Elise, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Ellesse, Ellyse, Eloise, Elouise, Eloyse, Elyse, Elysse, Ilise, Wallis, Walliss and Wallys. Other recommended names are Aldis, Collis, Dallis, Delis, Dellis, Dylis, Dyllis, Edlin, Edris, Eilin, Eilish, Elain, Eleisa, Elfie, Eli, Elia, Elin, Elisa, Elish, Elkie, Ella, Ellan, Ellba, Ellen, Ellga, Ellia, Ellin, Ellina, Ellisha, Ellita, Elliza, Ellke, Ellma, Ellon, Ellse, Ellsi, Ellyn, Elois, Eloisa, Els, Elsie, Elvi, Elvia, Elvie, Elvis, Ennis, Eris, Evlin, Felis, Filis, Fillis, Fyllis and Hollis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ellis.

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