Meaning and name origin
Ellery \e-lle-ry\ as a boy's 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Ellery: Elleree.
Ellery is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20267 out of 88799, Top 23%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ellery for boys. Ellery has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Ellar. Like Ellery, this name is not commonly used.