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What does Ennis mean?

Ennis Pronunciation of Ennis as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ennis) is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ennis is "island". From inis (see Innes). Also a variant of the Scottish Gaelic name Angus. The name of a town, built on an island, in County Clare. Also form of Eneas.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, scottish



RELATED FORMS VIA ANGUS, INNES Angie, Anngus, Ines, Inness, Innis, Inniss

(male) Eunis, ..

(female) Endi, ..

Ennis Aahil (E.A.), ..

How popular is Ennis?

Ennis is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2061 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ennis reached its highest position of #771 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ennis name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Angus (#1926 FROM RECENT DATA) is the only other prominent varying form of Ennis rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Ennis reached its peak during 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #620) and is now much diminished, with the form Angus becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ennis, Angus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ennis is pronounced similarly to Aineis, Einwys, Enneas, Enneis, Enneiss, Enos, Ioanis, Ioannis, Yannis and Yonas. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Denis, Dennis, Eldis, Elis, Ellis, Elois, Elvis, Enne, Ennes, Ennio, Enno, Enzio, Ernie, Ernin and Tannis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ennis.

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