What does Ellery mean?
Ellery /el-le-ry/ 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.
Ellery has 23 more relations via Hilary: Halarien, Helario, Hilaire, Hilar, Hilaria, Hilarid, Hilarie, Hilario, Hilarion, Hilarius, Hill, Hillary, Hillery, Hilliary, Hillie, Hilly, Hilorio, Ilar, Ilari, Ilaria, Ilario, Ilarion and Illario.
Ellery has 1 feminine form: Elleree.Kreatif forms: Edlery, Elleroy, Elry. [more]
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)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ellery and affiliated names. Hilario is the only prominent alternative form of Ellery (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Hilaria, are seldom used. This form of Ellery was favored during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.09%) and has become less popular since. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Ellar. Like Ellery, this name is not frequently used.