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What does Ellery mean?

Ellery Pronunciation of Ellery as a boys' name is pronounced EL-er-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ellery is "alder tree". Also related to Latin Hilary meaning "cheerful". Literary: familiar since the 1930s due to the fictional detective Ellery Queen.

ASSOCIATED WITH El-, old english, cheerful (happy), queen (king)


VARIANTS Ellary, Ellerey, Elrey





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How popular is Ellery?

Ellery is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#28548 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ellery reached its highest position of #1350 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Hilary, Hillary and Hillery are the prominent alternative forms of Ellery rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Ellery were favored a century ago (USAGE OF 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellery, Hilary, Hillary, Hillery in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellery and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Allerd (see Ellard), Alley, Amery, Aubery (see Aubrey), Avery, Aymery, Clarry, Earley, Eber, Ebner, Edbert, Eero, Egbert, Eilert, Eizer, Elber, Elbert, Elder, Eldor, Elemer, Elford, Elgar, Elger, Elie, Ellair, Ellar, Ellard, Elldred (see Aldred), Ellford (see Elford), Ellgar (see Alger), Ellger (see Alger), Elli, Ellice, Elliot, Ellis, Elliss, Ellmer, Ellrad (see Elrad), Ellrod, Ellyce, Elmar, Elmer, Elmir, Elmore, Eloy, Elroy, Elven, Elvern, Elwell, Ely, Emeer, Emerey, Emery, Emlen, Emmery, Emmory, Emory, Ender, Erle, Erlend, Erly, Evert, Evgeny, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Ezer, Gery, Jefery, Mallery, Mallory, Malory, Olley, Valery, Veltry, Zakery and Zubery. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ellery.

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