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Meaning and name origin

Ely \e-ly\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ely is "high". Name of a river in South Wales and a cathedral and town in Cambridgeshire, England. Also possibly a variant of Eli.

For more information, see also related boy names Eleazar and Elijah.


Ely is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2726 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ely for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ely name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ely and related names. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eli, Elijah and Ely. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elijah, Ely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli, Elijah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ely is also pronounced similarly to Ali, Aly, Elia, Elie, Eliu, Elli, Eloi, Eloy, Ilya and Ola. Other suggested similar baby names are Bly, Erly, Ewy and Sly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ely.


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