[ 3 syll. el-le-ry, ell-ery ] The baby boy name Ellery is pronounced EHL-eh-Riy- †.
1: Ellery's language of origin is English and it is also predominantly used in the English language. The name means 'cheerful'. The first name is either derived from the English surname Hilary, or else it could be of Old English roots. It made its appearance as a first name at the start of 20th century; it was then made known by Ellery Queen, the pseudonym and fictional character used by two American cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred Bennington Lee (1905-1971), to write detective fiction.
Ellery has 17 variants. Variants of Ellery include Eleri, Elerie, Elery, Ellar, Ellarea, Ellaree, Ellarey, Ellari, Ellarie, Ellary, Eller, Ellerea, Elleree, Ellerey, Elleri, and Elrey. The variant spelling Ellerie is another English form.
2: Ellery's origin is Old English. Here, it means 'from the alder grove'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name as a given name.
Ellery is a variant of Hilary (English).
See also the related categories, queen (king), english, and american.
Ellery is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1908 with 0.005% of baby boys being named Ellery. It ranked at #967 then. The baby name has since experienced a decline in frequency, and is used only on a very modest scale today. Among all boy names in its group, Ellery was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Ellery include Eleri, Elleri, Elier, Elleree, Ellerey, Ellerie, Elloree, Ellorey, Ellori, Ellorie, Ellory, Elrohir, Eilir, Elior, Ellar, Eller, Elrey, and Elroy.
† English pronunciation for Ellery: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Ellery is Author Ellery Queen.