Ellery Name Meaning & Origin

Ellery

Pronunciation: EH-lə-ree (key)

Origin of the name Ellery:

Derived from the Old English aler (alder tree).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Ellery

Ella, Ellie, Elle, Elles, L, "Celery"

Meanings and history of the name Ellery

A form of Hilary, from the Latin word for "cheerful". In English, Hilary/Hillary was originally primarily masculine, then fell out of use (except as a surname), and was revived as a feminine name in the 20th century.

Many websites try to derive Ellery from the Old English word for the alder tree, but scholarly works disagree.

Famous real-life people named Ellery

Ellery Klein, fiddler (www.elleryklein.net)
Ellery Queen
Ellery Hollingsworth, Pro Snowboarder (http://elleryhollingsworth.com/blog)
Ellery Sprayberry (child actress)
Band "Ellery" from Cincinnati, Ohio: http://www.ellerymusic.com/
Clothing/Fashion: http://www.elleryland.com/index.html

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