Gender: Female Meaning of Ellison: "son of Ellis" Origin of Ellison: English Ellison's Popularity in 2018: #970

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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Rank in US: #970

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Pop Culture References for the name Ellison

Ellisyn, Elisen, Elison, Ellyson, Elisyn, Elisan, Ellisin, Ellysyn, Ellisan, Ellisen


hope715708 Says:


Take it from somebody whose name is constantly misheard (hope isn't my name), your daughter will spend her whole life introducing herself as "ELL-ison" or "Ellison, like Allison with an E." At some point she'll probably just stop correcting people and answer to Allison because it's easier.

cabosanmucus Says:


I think this is very cute. (and this is coming from someone who can't stand Emerson for some reason).

alexandramae Says:


people moved on, you should consider it.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Madison became trendy for girls after some 80's movie and then people just seemed to forget what "son of" names mean. I like Ellis for a girl because it's similar to Alice and Ellie, but Ellison is way too masculine for me personally.

Catastroffy Says:


The son of Ellis is a girl! And so are the sons of James, Maud, Adam and Emery. What is happening?

brianerose Says:


My sister named her daughter Ellisyn Ivy. It suits her perfectly!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I prefer this for a BOY.

Rachel Kent Says:


I still think it's better on a boy yes he might get the whole Allison preference but Ellis is a boy's name and so is the son bit x

Alicia1 Says:


I really like this name!