What does Ely mean?
How popular is Ely?
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 was first listed in 1880-1889 and 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 2 years ago), Eli (#49), Eloy and Elie are the popular varying forms of Ely rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Heli, are uncommon. These forms of Ely were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (average #586) and are almost as common today (#612, ▼6.3%). Elijah is more widely used than the rest, although Eli appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Elie and Eloy have lost favor. (2014 Birth Statistics)