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Gender: Female Meaning of Ellie: "bright shining one" Origin of Ellie: English, diminutive of Eleanor and Ellen Ellie's Popularity in 2017: #44

The name Ellie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "bright shining one". Ellie is ranked #44 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Baby Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

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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 has remained near the top of the charts since.

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.

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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 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 Delvaux, Belgian singer and song writer
Ellie Katherine Brush, Australian soccer and football player
Ellie (Griffiths) Mecham, American vlogger as part of "Ellie and Jared"
Ellie Jane Ross, daughter of actress Sheila Hancock and Alec Ross
Ellie Scarborough, daughter of TV anchor Chuck Scarborough
Ellie Bridget Bates (b. 2007), 16th child (9th daughter) of the reality TV's "Bringing Up Bates" family
Ellie Porter (b. 2008), daughter of singer Lisa Kelly and dancer Scott Porter
Eleanor "Ellie" Kennedy (b. 2015), daughter of politician Joseph P. Kennedy III
Ellie Jade Rice (b. 2015), daughter of TV personality Nikkole Paulun of "16 and Pregnant"

Pop Culture References for the name Ellie

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"
Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, character on TV's "NCIS"
Eleanor Faye "Ellie" Bartowski Woodcomb, character on TV's "Chuck"
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"
Ellie Stone mystery series, by James Ziskin
"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 on 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, character in video game "Borderlands 2"
Ellie Dennis, character on TV's "Recovery Road"
Ellie Peters, character on TV's "Stuck in the Middle"
Ellie Harrison, character on TV's "Sean Saves the World"
Ellie Blake, character in the 2018 Disney Channel Original Movie/musical "Freaky Friday"