What does Ellery mean?
Ellery [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.
1 feminine form: Elleree.Creative forms:
(male) Edlery, Elleroy, ..
(female) Elleia, Ellera, .. Middle name pairings:
Ellery Waylon (E.W.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. 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%).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.