Ellie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ellie

Ellie

Pronunciation: EH-lee (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Ellie: | Edit

Eliel and Ellie are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters

Ellie is actually a really common name, it seems to me. I know several people with this name. 5/25/2015

Personal experiences with the name Ellie: | Edit

My name is Elie (well technically it's Mary Elizabeth). Yes, it is spelled with only one L. I've never met another Elie, but have met several Ellie's. I used to hate my name when I was younger because no one else was named Elie and they all spelled it wrong. Now however, I love my name. My father picked out the spelling and would not let it be spelled with two L's. My name is unique and I love it.

My best friend growing up was named Ellie, and she was a bully and a huge pain. I do not like this name at all!
My real name's Éponine, but everybody calls me Ellie. I've never met another Ellie. :)

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!
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I have the name Ellie and I was named after my grandmother. My name isn't short for anything like other Ellies, and people often often ask me what my name is short for. I like my name, though, and enjoy running into other people named Ellie

My name is Ellee, but pronounced the same way. It's not short for anything, as many often assume. When I was younger I didn't like it, but now I've grown quite fond of it. It's cute and fits my personality.

Nicknames for Ellie: | Edit

Els, Elle, Elliephant, Els da bells, Ellie-Bellie, El.

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

Ellie is the main character in The Last Of Us game.

Eleanor "Ellie" Nash, A former character on Canadian television series "Degrassi"

Ellie was a main character in the video game, "The Last of Us"

Ellie is the name of the Nirvana-loving, rebel girl in Nick Hornby's novel "About a Boy".

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