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Updated February 29, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : The Lord is God
  • English, Greek, Hebrew : My God is Jehovah, variation of Elias from Elijah

How Popular Is The Name Ellis

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Welsh : from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah (see Elias). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

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