Ellis Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ellis:
Transferred use of the surname originating from the personal name Elis, a Middle English variant of Elisha (God is salvation).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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'Ellis' is the Westernized version of the Hebrew name 'Elias' or 'Elijah'. The name 'Ellis' is also a dental Anglicization of the Amharic/Tigrinyan surname 'Ellos'; popular to the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia. In either Hebrew or the Afro-Semitic form, it translates as 'for life' or 'for God'.
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Ellis Baker an American theatre actress.
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Ellis Island was a gateway of hope and promise for millions of USA immigrants.
Ellis Grey, the name of Dr. Meredith Grey's late mother on the show "Grey's Anatomy"
Ellis Shepherd, the name of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd's second daugher on the show "Grey's Anatomy"