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Gender: F Meaning of Ellie: "bright shining one" Origin of Ellie: English, diminutive of Eleanor and Ellen Ellie's Popularity in 2014: #55

Ellie first took off in the UK--yes, in this nickname form--and this warm and friendly name has also taken off here. In 2011, Ellie entered the Top 100 for the first time and arrived at Number 55 in 2014.

Ellie has been making many media appearances--she's been seen in the animated film Up, on The West Wing, and even as a woolly mammoth in the film Ice Age: The Meltdown.

One caveat, if you are considering Ellie: Along with all the girls named Ellie and longer forms such as Eleanor and Ella, there are going to be an awful lot of Ellies around in coming years.

Famous People Named Ellie

Eleanor Louise "Ellie" Greenwich, American songwriter
Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding, English singer
Elizabeth Claire "Ellie" Kemper, American actress
Eleanor Suzanne "Ellie" Daniel, American Olympic swimmer
Ellie Bridget Bates, daughter of American reality TV's Bates family
Ellie Darcey-Alden, English actress
Ellie Haddington, Scottish actress
Ellie Krieger, American celebrity chef and cookbook author
Eleanor May "Ellie" Simmonds, British Paralympic swimmer
Ellie Victoria Cole, Australian Paralympic swimmer
Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress
Ellie Bridget Bates, 16th child of American reality TV family The Bates
Ellie Mecham - YouTube creator of "Ellie and Jared" channel

Pop Culture References for the name Ellie

Eleanor Faye "Ellie" Bartowski Woodcomb, character on TV's "Chuck"
Ellie Fredricksen, Carl's wife in Pixar's "Up"
Eleanor "Ellie" Nash, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Eleanor Jane "Ellie" Mills, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Ellie Linton, main character in book/movie "Tomorrow, When the War Began"
Ellie, main character in video game "The Last of Us"
Ellie Creed, girl in Stephen King's "Pet Sematary"
Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Ewing, matriarch on TV's "Dallas"
Ellen "Ellie" Andrews, character in movie "It Happened One Night"
Ellie Miller, character on British TV series "Broadchurch"
Ellie Langford, character in Dead Space
Ellie Walker, character on The Andy Griffith Show
Ellie Harp, character on TV's One Tree Hill
Ellie Trout, character on American soap General Hospital
Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, character on TV's "NCIS"
"Ellie Parker," 2005 movie and main character
Ellie Jackson, main character in 1984 movie "Ellie"
Ellie Stinson, daughter of Barney on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Ellie, mammoth in the Ice Age movies
Ellie Bartlet, daughter on TV's "The West Wing"
Ellie Arroway, main character in book/movie "Contact"
Ellie Rebecca Brass, character TV's "CSI"
Dr. Ellie Sattler, character in the Jurassic Park series
Ellie Torres, main character on TV's "Cougar Town"
Ellie, character in "The Roar" by Emma Clayton
Ellie, NPC in Borderlands 2
Ellie May Clampett, character from The Beverly Hillbillies
Ellie, character on Freeform's "Recovery Road"