Gender: Male Meaning of Ennis: "from the island" Origin of Ennis: Irish

Ennis Origin and Meaning

The name Ennis is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "from the island".

An appealing Irish placename with a unisex feel, Ennis would be a fresh alternative to Dennis and Ellis. It's little-used for boys and even rarer for girls, but since Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons used it for their son, it could be one to watch.

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jordalini Says:


That's what I thought, like Dennis without the d

moraea Says:


I live in Texas and there is a city in east Texas with this name. It is pronounce like the letter "N"-ess and I've never heard anyone struggle with it

jordalini Says:


I think it is supposed to be pronounced N-es, so then it wouldn't sound like the less than desirable word :) but it is still a problem do to being mispronounced

emilygc3 Says:


I agree with Honoria, I like Ennis way more! But is it an advisable name? I worry that it sounds like a less-than-beloved part of human anatomy, and he'll get teased...

Honoria Says:


"A variation that doesn't compare with the appealing Scottish original, Angus" - are you kidding? Yeah, Angus has it's charms but Ennis is wayyyyyyy more aesthetically and phonetically pleasing!