[ 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.
Another variant of the name is the English familiar form Elis.
Ellis is somewhat popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. 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. In 2018, it ranked at #783 with a usage of 0.019%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Ellis, Alice was the most frequently used. It was 11 times more regularly used than Ellis in 2018. Ellis has in the last century been primarily given to boys. In 2017, 3 times more boys than girls were given the name Ellis.
† 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.