"descendant of Hilary"

Ellery Origin and Meaning

The name Ellery is a boy's name of English origin meaning "descendant of Hilary".

Ellery is a rhythmic three-syllable boy's name that is familiar and yet rarely used--and just waiting to be discovered. It's long been identified with Ellery Queen--which was both the pen name of two cousins, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, and the detective they created.

Laura Dern and Ben Harper chose it for their son.

# 961 in the US

Ellery Rank in US Top 1000

# 1096 on Nameberry

Ellery Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ellery Popularity

Famous People Named Ellery

  • William Ellery LeonardAmerican poet
  • Ellery Harding ClarkAmerican athlete
  • Ellery EskelinAmerican jazz musician
  • Ellery SchemppAmerican physicist
  • Ellery HanleyBritish rugby league player
  • George Ellery HaleAmerican solar astronomer
  • Ellery Walker Harperson of Laura Dern and Ben Harper