"son of Ellis"

Ellison Origin and Meaning

The name Ellison is a girl's name of English origin meaning "son of Ellis".

Updates Allison—which everyone will misunderstand it as. But it's definitely a fresh spin on the Ellie names, and a rising surname name choice for girls. It made its first appearance on the US Top 1000 in 2013.

Ralph Ellison was the author of Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953.

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Ellison Rank in US Top 1000

# 1625 on Nameberry

Ellison Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ellison Popularity

Famous People Named Ellison

  • Ellison Litton BarberAmerican TV journalist
  • (Edythe) Ellison HarvieAustralian architect
  • Ellison Jane Fehr (b. 2011)daughter of Canadian actor Brendan Fehr

Ellison in Pop Culture

  • Scots form of Alison