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What does Elrey mean?

Elrey Pronunciation of Elrey [el-rey] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Elrey is "alder tree". Elrey is an alternate form of Ellery (Old English).

Associated with: old english, alder (tree).


2 different relations via Ellery: Ellary and Ellerey.

Creative forms:
(male) Edrey, Esrey, ..

(female) Elel, Eler, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elrey Jencarlos (E.J.), ..

How popular is Elrey?

Elrey is an uncommon first name for males. Elrey is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ellery is the only popular related form of Elrey (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Ellerey, are uncommon. Adoption of this relation of Elrey reached its apex in the 1920s. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellery in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elrey is alike in pronunciation to Elroi, Elroy and Elroye. Other recommended names are Alfey, Alfrey, Algey, Alley, Carey, Clarey, Corey, Earley, Early, Edred, Efrem, Efren, Elber, Elden, Elder, Eldred, Elex, Elfred, Elger, Elie, Elmer, Eloy, Elrad, Elrod, Elven, Ely, Emerey, Erek, Erez, Erly, Frey, Garey, Grey, Jorey, Korey, Morey, Olley, Rorey, Torey and Trey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elrey.

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