Gender: Female Meaning of Ellis: "benevolent" Origin of Ellis: Welsh Ellis's Popularity in 2019: #719

Ellis Origin and Meaning

The name Ellis is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "benevolent".

Ellis, a surname used sparingly as a first in the Wallace/Morris period, sounds new now for girls, as an ambisexual alternative to Ella. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2015.

Ellis Bell was the name chosen by Emily Bronte as her male pseudonym, and Ellis Grey was the mother of Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy.

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Rank in US: #719

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Pop Culture References for the name Ellis

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Ellissss Says:


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Ellissss Says:


My name is Ellis. I'm a female and love it

CailinRua Says:


My cat is called Mister Ellis!

richardkr34 Says:


This is a guy's name.

isolemnlysweariamuptodrarry Says:


I like this for a girl more than for a boy but maybe that is because one of my best friend's baby sister is called Ellis and it really is cute on her. I know a boy called Ellis but he prefers his middle name, David because people used to think he was a girl, it is cute for both though

Eliza1303 Says:


This is my favorite girls name. It can fit with so many different personalities. I really like the middle name Mary with it too. Ellis Mary. So nice.

Ziggy2112 Says:


Very masculine.

95mmaa Says:


This is my new favorite name, thanks to Grey's Anatomy! :3 Ellie can be a possible nickname too. :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I really like this name!

Expectant Mama Says:


This is my daughter's name, so of course I love it!

mabespark Says:


This is so fresh and pretty.

unicornluvgirl Says:


I like it!