Meaning and name origin
Ely is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2726 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ely for boys. Ely reached its highest rank of #909 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
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.