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Ellis (girl)

What does Ellis mean?

Ellis Pronunciation of Ellis as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Ellis) is pronounced el-EECE. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ellis is "Jehovah is God". Anglicization of Elias, from Elijah, so shares the same source with Elliot. Ellis Bell was the pseudonym used by Emily Brontė; when she first began publishing, she chose a name that could be considered masculine. Use of Ellis as a girl's name is perhaps because of the popularity of Ellie or the similarity in pronunciation to Alice.



VARIANTS Elice, Elis, Ellice, Ellyce, Elyce

OTHER FORMS VIA ALICE, ELLIE Ailie, Aillie, Alais, Alaisa, Ali, Alie, Alis, Alisa, Alise, Alisz, Aliz, Alla, Alles, Alless, Alli, Allice, Allie, Allis, Allison, Alliss, Allissa, Allisun, Ally, Allys, Allyse, Alys, Alyss, Elissa, Elke, Elle, Ellee, Elli, Ellie, Ellissa, Ellsa, Elly, Elsa

MASCULINE FORMS Elias, Elijah, Elisud

(female) Elalis, ..

(male) Elezio, ..

Ellis Iliana (E.I.), ..

How popular is Ellis?

Ellis is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4160 out of 4276, Top 97%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#121 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ellis reached its peak rank of #742 in the U.S. in the year 2017, and is presently at #783. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ali (#1841 IN 2018), Alice (#71), Alisa (#1032), Alise, Alla, Alli, Allice, Allie (#350), Allison (#69), Allissa, Ally (#1274), Alys, Elissa (#1261), Elle (#380), Elli, Ellie (#37), Elliot (#632), Elly (#1603) and Elsa (#888) are the popular variation forms of Ellis (#783). Other forms, like Alie, are uncommon. These relations of Ellis were favored during 1880-1889 (USAGE OF 1.5%) and are somewhat less popular today (USAGE 1%, 35.9%). Alice has been the top favorite, though Ellie has become trendy as well over time, while versions such as Ali used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellis, Ali, Alice, Alisa, Alise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alla, Alli, Allice, Allie, Allison in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allissa, Ally, Alys, Elissa, Elle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elli, Ellie, Elliot, Elly, Elsa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice, Allison, Elle, Ellie, Elsa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ellis is pronounced similarly to Ailis, Aloise, Eilis, Eilise, Elease, Eleese, Eliese, Elise, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Ellesse, Ellyse, Eloise, Elouise, Eloyse, Elyse, Elysse, Ilise, Wallis, Walliss and Wallys. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aldis, Collis, Dallis, Delis, Dellis, Dylis, Dyllis, Edlin, Edris, Eilin, Eilish, Elain, Eleisa, Elfie, Eli, Elia, Elin, Elisa, Elish, Elkie, Ella, Ellan, Ellba, Ellen, Ellga, Ellia, Ellin, Ellina, Ellisha, Ellita, Elliza, Ellke, Ellma, Ellon, Ellse, Ellsi, Ellyn, Elois, Eloisa, Els, Elsie, Elvi, Elvia, Elvie, Elvis, Ennis, Eris, Evlin, Felis, Filis, Fillis, Fyllis and Hollis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ellis.

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