What does Ellis mean?
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.
OTHER FORMS 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, ElsaCREATIVE 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)
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). 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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.