What does Ellison mean?
Ellison /el-li-son/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ellison is "son of Ellis". Author Ralph Ellison.
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ellison for boys. Ellison has yet to make it into the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)