Gender: Male Meaning of Ellington: "Ellis's town" Origin of Ellington: English place-name and surname

Ellington Origin and Meaning

The name Ellington is a boy's name of English origin meaning "Ellis's town".

Ellington is a swinging musical name, evoking the jazzy and elegant persona of the Duke (born Edward Kennedy Ellington). While that reference may seem to make Ellington a male name, it is also occasionally used for girls.

Ellington is the winning middle name of Cynthia Nixon's son Max.

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kxlly0614 Says:


Very nice name. It's quite long though, but it's definitely one of my favorites. I just hope girls are not named this, so it won't be another name lost in the boys list!

lesliemarion Says:


Lovely name with Ellery as a nn.

_NorthStar_ Says:


A soft, elegant and sophisticated absolute fave of mine. <3