[ 2 syll. el-lie, ell-ie ] The baby girl name Ellie is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is more popular. It is pronounced EHLiy †. Ellie's origin is Germanic, Old Provençal, Hebrew, and Old Greek, and its use, English and Scottish. The name developed as a diminutive of other names starting with the syllable 'El-', particularly Eleanor.
In addition, Ellie is an English and Scottish familiar form of Alice.
Ellie is also a familiar form of the English Eleanor.
Ellie is also an English familiar form of the English, Greek, and Hebrew Elizabeth.
Ellie is also an English familiar form of the English, Scandinavian, and Italian Ella.
Ellie is also an English familiar form of the Dutch, English, and Scandinavian Ellen.
Ellie is also an English familiar form of the English, French, and Spanish Eloise.
Ellie is also an English familiar form of the English, Scandinavian, Spanish, Finnish, German, and Scottish Elsa.
Ellie is also a form of the English Helen.
Another form of the name is the English and Dutch spelling variant Elly.
See also the related category diminutive.
Ellie is a very popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.281% of baby girls were named Ellie. It was #37 in rank then. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Ellie, Elizabeth was the most popular. It was 64% more widely used than Ellie in that year. In the last century Ellie has primarily been a baby girl name. In 1910, 2 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Ellie.
† Pronunciation for Ellie: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"