[ 2 syll. el-lie, ell-ie ] The baby boy name Ellie is also used, and more commonly so, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is EHLiy †. The origin of Ellie is the Hebrew language. Ellie is a variant of the name Eli (English, Hebrew, and Yiddish).
Ellie is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1902, 0.008% of baby boys were given the name Ellie. Its ranking then was #702. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Ellie, Eli was the most popular. In the past century Ellie has predominantly been a girl name. In 1910, girls named Ellie outnumbered boys by 2 times.
Baby names that sound like Ellie include Aly (English and Scottish), Elie (English and French), Eliy, Ellwell, Ellwill, Eloi (French and Portuguese), Eloo, Elou, Elue, Elwil, Elwill, Elwy, Elye (Yiddish), Elyott, Eyal (Hebrew), Aley, Elia (Dutch, German, Italian, and Zuni), Eliel (Hebrew), Elio (Italian), and Ellyott.
† English pronunciation for Ellie: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"