What does Ennis mean?
Ennis [en-nis] 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.
Ennis has 1 variant: Enis.
Affiliated boy name: Eneas.Creative forms:
(male) Enniso, Eunis, ..
(female) Endi, Eneris, .. Middle name pairings:
Ennis Cristobal (E.C.), ..
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. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Angus (#1732 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.
Ennis is pronounced similarly to Aineis, Einwys, Enneas, Enneis, Enneiss, Enos▼, Ioanis, Ioannis, Yannis and Yonas. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.