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Gender: F Meaning of Ellis: "benevolent" Origin of Ellis: Welsh

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Ellis, a surname used sparingly as a first in the Wallace/Morris period, sounds new now for girls, as an ambisexual alternative to Ella. Ellis Bell was the name chosen by Emily Bronte as her male pseudonym, and Ellis Grey was the mother of Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy>.

Famous People Named Ellis

Ellis Wylie, contender in the first season of "The Glee Project"
George Francis Rayner Ellis, one of the world's leading theorists in cosmology
Elis Regina, legendary Brazilian singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Ellis

Dr. Ellis Grey, mother of Dr. Meredith Grey on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy"
Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor

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