What does Ely mean?
Ely is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#2583 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ely for boys. Ely reached its peak position of #909 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ely and corresponding names. Elijah (#11 in 2014), Eli (#49), Eloy and Elie are the popular varying forms of Ely rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.414%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.388%, down 6.3%), but with the forms Elie and Eloy becoming less in vogue. Eli (#49) and Elijah (#11) are two of the more trendy birth names among these, and there is a rebound in baby name usage for both names. (2014 Birth Statistics)