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What does Ellington mean?

Ellington Pronunciation of Ellington [elling-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Place name: possibly "Ellis' town". Jazz musician Duke Ellington.

Associated with: old english, duke (noble).


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Middle name pairings:
Ellington Ibrahim (E.I.), ..

How popular is Ellington?

Ellington is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3010 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ellington has not been recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Ellington is pronounced similarly to Wellington. Other suggested similar names are Albinson, Allison, Allston, Allton, Barrington, Blanton, Carington, Carrington, Caryngton (see Carrington), Clifton, Clinton, Covington, Einion, Einon, Eligio, Eliron, Elison, Elisson, Elliot, Elliott, Ellison, Ellson, Ellston, Ellton, Ellyson, Elston, Elton, Elwinn (see Elvin), Erling, Glenton, Harrington, Huntington, Kingston, Langton, Linton, Livingston, Quinnton, Quinton, Remington, Swinton, Vinton, Washington, Williston, Winston and Winton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ellington.