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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Mercy
  • Hebrew : Consecrated to God
  • Old German : All

What does Ellie mean and stand for?

Ellie is of English origin and means "bright and shining one." Ellie first gained popularity in the UK before making its way over to the US, where it has been consistently popular since 2011.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Ellie


According to Social Security Administration data, Ellie has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2015, and in the top 100 since 2011. It has reached its peak popularity in 2020, at position 29.

However, it is the 17th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ellie was at its peak popularity in December 2019.

Ellie is of English origin and means "bright shining one." Originally, Ellie was just used as a nickname for names such as Eleanor and Ellen, but it quickly became its own name. Main characters with the name Ellie can be seen in Up, The West Wing, and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Where is it Popular?

Ellie was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Ellie

  • El
  • Elle
  • Els
  • Lee

Pairs well with these middle names


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