What does the baby name Ellery mean? Learn about what Ellery means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Ellery - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Ellery
E-L-L-E-R-Y, is a 6-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Ellery
ELL eh ree
Meaning of Ellery
From the elder tree island, cheerful, cheery, humorous, elder tree island, english surname, an english surname, by the alder tree, dweller by the alder tree.
Origin of Ellery
The name 'Ellery' has its origins in the English language. It is derived from the Old English surname 'Eluric', which was composed of the elements 'ælle', meaning 'foreigner' or 'stranger', and 'ric', meaning 'ruler' or 'king'. Over time, the surname 'Eluric' evolved into the given name 'Ellery'.
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Popularity of Ellery
The name 'Ellery' has experienced moderate popularity throughout history. It is not among the most popular names, but it has maintained a steady usage. In recent years, the name has seen a slight increase in popularity, particularly in the United States.
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Etymology of Ellery

The etymology of the name 'Ellery' can be traced back to its Old English roots. The element 'ælle' signifies a foreign or outsider, while 'ric' denotes a ruler or king. When combined, the name 'Ellery' can be interpreted as 'foreign ruler' or 'king of strangers'.

Cultural Significance of Ellery

While the name 'Ellery' does not hold significant cultural or historical associations, it carries a sense of uniqueness and individuality. It is often chosen by parents who desire a name that stands out without being overly unconventional.