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Ennis (girl)

What does Ennis mean?

Ennis Pronunciation of Ennis [en-nis] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ennis) is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ennis is "island". From inis (see Innes). The name of a town, built on an island, in County Clare.

Associated with: gaelic.


Ennis has 2 variants: Ennish and Innis.

2 more alternative forms via Innes: Ines and Inness.

Creative forms:
(female) Elnis, Eunis, ..

(male) Endi, Enniso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ennis Emily (E.E.), ..

How popular is Ennis?

Ennis is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#2061 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only popular related form of Ennis (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 is Ines. Adoption of this form of Ennis was more pronounced 105 years ago (usage of 0.01%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ines in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ennis is alike in pronunciation to Anis, Anise, Annice, Annis, Annise, Annus, Annys, Eunice, Euniss and Uniss. Other suggested similar names are Anais, Annais, Eanid, Edris, Eilis, Einin, Elis, Ellis, Elois, Elvis, Enfys, Engie, Enid, Ennya, Eris, Janis, Jannis, Jennis, Lenis and Tanis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ennis.

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