home > girl names > ellis

Ellis - Meaning of Ellis

What does Ellis mean?

Meaning of the name EllisIsabellaEllaAllisonEllieBellaAliceAlyssaIsabelleIsabelEliseElizaIzabellaAllieAlexiaElisEllysElysEilís

[ 2 syll. el-lis, ell-is ] The baby girl name Ellis is also used as a boy name, and more commonly so. It is pronounced EHL-ihS- †. Ellis' origin is Germanic and English, and its use, English. From English roots, its meaning is 'my God is Yahweh'. The name is sometimes also taken as the Anglicized form of Eilís. See Ellis for more information.

In addition, Ellis is a familiar form of Alice in the English language.

Ellis is also a familiar form of Isabel in the English language.

Forms of Ellis include the names Ellys and Elys.

Another variant of the name is the English familiar form Elis.

See also the related forms, the Irish Eilís and the English and Hebrew Elijah.

See also the related categories, god and anglicized.

Ellis is somewhat popular as a baby girl name. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2010s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. At the modest height of its usage in 2017, 0.020% of baby girls were named Ellis. It was #737 in rank then. Within the family of girl names directly related to Ellis, Alice was the most frequently used in 2017. It was 10 times more regularly used than Ellis in that year. Ellis has in the last century been primarily given to boys. In 2016, 3 times more boys than girls were given the name Ellis.

Baby names that sound like Ellis include Elis, Elyce, Elek, Elese, Eliese, Eliesse, Eliz, Elize, Elka, Elkee, Elkey, Elki, Elkie, Elky, Ella, Elleigh, Ellese, Ellesse, Ellse, and Ellsy.

† Pronunciation for Ellis: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

A famous person named Ellis is Author Ellis Peters, born Edith Mary Pargeter September 28, 1913, Horsehay, Shropshire, England.

Meaning of Ellis Meaning of Elis Meaning of Elijah Meaning of Alice Meaning of Isabel Meaning of Ellis
Baby Name Explorer for Ellis

Ellis Popularity Charts

Variant Popularity Chart 
for Ellis 
in 2017
Popularity Trend 
for Ellis 
from 1900 to 2017
Variant Popularity Trend 
for Ellis 
from 1900 to 2017

Unisex Comparison Chart 
for Ellis 
in 2017

Unisex Popularity Trend 
for Ellis 
from 1900 to 2017
blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name

Copyright © 2009-2019 Baby Names Pedia. All rights reserved.