The name Ellis is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "benevolent". Ellis is ranked #783 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (31 - Hollywood Edition)".
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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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