Ellie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ellie

Ellie

Pronunciation: EH-lee (key)

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I like the name Ellie. We are giving our daughter her grandmother's maiden name Ellington, and calling her Ellie for short. I find Ellie isn't a strong sounding name, but it's friendly and less formal than Ellington. I like the option of Ellie being a short form because then our daughter can decide if she wants to sound more sophisticated or friendly, depending on her mood or the occasion.
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My name is Ellie and I liked being unusual growing up. I used to feel like it was a unique name and a strong, historical name. I kind of annoyed at how popular it has gotten. It feels less unique and too cutsie now.
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Our daughter's name is Ellie. My husband chose the name Eliana, mainly for its meaning and that is what is on her birth certificate, but everyone knows her as Ellie and she self-identifies as Ellie also. We had no idea in 2007 that it (and all other El- names) were becoming so popular!

Nicknames for Ellie: | Edit

Elle, Ellbell, Ellers, Venellie, Jellie, Elly-Belly

Meanings and history of the name Ellie: | Edit

The meaning of Ellie is shining light or most beautiful woman.
Beautiful Fairy

Famous real-life people named Ellie: | Edit

Ellie Kemper - American actress
Ellie Goulding - British pop singer

Ellie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ellie Mae from the 60s TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies"
Miss Ellie, matriarch of the Ewing family on the 80s TV show "Dallas", played by Barbara Bel Geddes
Ellie was the main character in the movie Contact, played by Jody Foster and child actor.
Ellie Frederickson is a character in the Pixar movie "Up"
Dr.Eleanor "Ellie" Woodcomb, sister of Chuck Bartowski on the NBC show Chuck

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