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What does Ellison mean?

Ellison Pronunciation of Ellison [el-li-son] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ellison is "son of Ellis". Author Ralph Ellison.

Associated with: old english.


Ellison has 5 variants: Elison, Elisson, Ellson, Ellyson and Elson.

Creative forms:
(male) Elliton, Erlison, ..

(female) Ellian, Ellilin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ellison Aydan (E.A.), ..

How popular is Ellison?

Ellison is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#756 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ellison entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #1177 in the U.S. then, and is at #1687 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Elson is the only other popular variation form of Ellison (#1687 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Ellison were favored as baby names today (median #1843).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellison, Elson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellison and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ellison is pronounced similarly to Alison, Alisson, Allison, Allisoun and Allyson. Other suggested similar names are Addison, Adison, Albinson, Albion, Allon, Allson, Allston, Allton, Colson, Davison, Denison, Eddison, Edison, Edlin, Edson, Eifion, Eilian, Eilon, Einon, Eion, Eldis, Eldon, Elgin, Elian, Eliot, Eliron, Elis, Elisee, Eliseo, Elisha, Eliso, Elisud, Eljin, Elli, Ellice, Ellington, Elliot, Ellis, Elliss, Ellston, Ellton, Ellwood, Elois, Elon, Elpidos, Elsdon, Elston, Elvin, Elvio, Elvis, Elwinn (see Elvin), Emerson, Emilion, Emlin, Ericson, Erikson, Esiason, Eurion, Gellion, Gillion, Gillson, Gilson, Jaison, Jamison, Madison, Nilson, Nilsson, Williston, Willson and Wilson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ellison.

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