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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.


Ellery has 3 variant forms: Ellary, Ellerey and Elrey.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellery name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Ellar. Like Ellery, this name is not commonly used.