Variation of Ealar, Scottish form of Hilary

Ellar Origin and Meaning

The name Ellar is a boy's name meaning "cheerful".

Ellar Coltrane, the star of Richard Linklater's acclaimed 2014 movie "Boyhood," is an outlier, namewise. Most others with his first name are girls, and there aren't even many of them -- the last time the Social Security Administration registered the name at all was in 1956, when six girls were named Ellar. Still, with Gaelic names being trendy, and the "El-" sound on the rise, it has some potential.

Famous People Named Ellar

  • Ellar Coltrane Salmon"Boyhood" star