Ellie Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Ellie is often used as a nickname for Eleanor, Ellen, Elizabeth, and other names beginning with “El.”

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A Deep Dive

Ellie Overview

Meaning

Bright shining one, light

Gender

Girl

Origin

English

Etymology

Derived from names like Eleanor and Ellen, meaning “light” or “bright shining one”.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈɛli/

Popularity

Consistently popular, often within the top 50 names in recent years.

Ranked at 33rd most popular girl name in USA in 2022.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

5 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Cute, Modern, Popular

Associated Traits

Friendly, approachable, cheerful
A Deep Dive

Ellie Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Eleanor, Ellen, Eloise, Elizabeth, Eliana, Elisa, Elena, Elsie

Common Nicknames

Elle, Elsie, Lia, Ella, Ell, LeeLee, Elly, Lili, Eli, Nellie

Diminutives

Lilou, Lili, Eli

Famous People

  • Ellie Goulding
    (British Pop Singer)
  • Ellie Kemper
    (American Actress and Comedian)
  • Ellie Darcey-Alden
    (English Actress)
  • Ellie Simmonds
    (British Paralympian Swimmer)
  • Ellie Bamber
    (English Actress)
  • etc.

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Ellie Fredricksen
    ("Up," Film)
  • Ellie
    (“The Last of Us," Video Game)
  • Ellie
    (“Ice Age: The Meltdown," Film)

What Is the Meaning of Ellie?

Ellie means “light” or “bright shining one.” Therefore, this name resonates with brightness and radiance.

What Is the Origin of The Name Ellie?

Ellie itself is frequently considered to be of English origin. Moreover, it is also often considered a diminutive form of names like Eleanor or Ellen, which similarly signify light or the bright, shining one.

It has also been connected to the Greek name Helen, which means “light,” and to the Hebrew name Elizabeth, which means “God is my oath.”

Ellie Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Ellie in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#302021#332022#272023
Top 3 Rankings#272023#292020#302021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Ellie

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202327
(+6 from 2022)
5951
(+171 from 2022)
0.34021
202233
(-3 from 2021)
5780
(-76 from 2021)
0.32235
202130
(-1 from 2020)
5856
(+259 from 2020)
0.32686
202029
(+6 from 2019)
5597
(+168 from 2019)
0.31663
201935
(+1 from 2018)
5429
(+211 from 2018)
0.29588
201836
(+8 from 2017)
5218
(+201 from 2017)
0.28059
201744
(-1 from 2016)
5017
(-54 from 2016)
0.26557
201643
(+5 from 2015)
5071
(+200 from 2015)
0.26195
201548
(+7 from 2014)
4871
(+385 from 2014)
0.24968
201455
(+19 from 2013)
4486
(+722 from 2013)
0.22931
201374
(+10 from 2012)
3764
(+376 from 2012)
0.19526
201284
(+13 from 2011)
3388
(+324 from 2011)
0.17469
201197
(+7 from 2010)
3064
(+153 from 2010)
0.15813
2010104
(+41 from 2009)
2911
(+677 from 2009)
0.14847
2009145
(+22 from 2008)
2234
(+238 from 2008)
0.11032
2008167
(+8 from 2007)
1996
(-14 from 2007)
0.09583
2007175
No change from 2006
2010
(+15 from 2006)
0.09497
2006175
(+9 from 2005)
1995
(+105 from 2005)
0.09543
2005184
(+5 from 2004)
1890
(+73 from 2004)
0.09312
2004189
(-2 from 2003)
1817
(+89 from 2003)
0.09005
2003187
(+13 from 2002)
1728
(+109 from 2002)
0.08612
2002200
(+139 from 2001)
1619
(+713 from 2001)
0.08197
2001339
(+21 from 2000)
906
(+77 from 2000)
0.04574
2000360
(+34 from 1999)
829
(+121 from 1999)
0.04154
1999394
(+43 from 1998)
708
(+105 from 1998)
0.03637
1998437
(+108 from 1997)
603
(+171 from 1997)
0.03111
1997545
(+66 from 1996)
432
(+58 from 1996)
0.02263
1996611
(+6 from 1995)
374
(+15 from 1995)
0.01951
1995617
(+185 from 1994)
359
(+107 from 1994)
0.01868
1994802
(-7 from 1993)
252
(-3 from 1993)
0.01293
1993795
(+57 from 1992)
255
(+21 from 1992)
0.01293
1992852
(+219 from 1991)
234
(+65 from 1991)
0.01167
19911071
(-35 from 1990)
169
(-4 from 1990)
0.00831
19901036
(+203 from 1989)
173
(+45 from 1989)
0.00842
19891239
(+251 from 1988)
128
(+37 from 1988)
0.00643
19881490
(-4 from 1987)
91
(+4 from 1987)
0.00473
19871486
(+425 from 1986)
87
(+29 from 1986)
0.00464
19861911
(+226 from 1985)
58
(+9 from 1985)
0.00314
19852137
(-271 from 1984)
49
(-8 from 1984)
0.00265
19841866
(-301 from 1983)
57
(-14 from 1983)
0.00316
19831565
(+56 from 1982)
71
No change from 1982
0.00397
19821621
(-131 from 1981)
71
(-10 from 1981)
0.00391
19811490
(+62 from 1980)
81
(+6 from 1980)
0.00453
19801552
(-80 from 1979)
75
(-6 from 1979)
0.00421
19791472
(+309 from 1978)
81
(+24 from 1978)
0.00470
19781781
(-64 from 1977)
57
(-3 from 1977)
0.00347
19771717
(-218 from 1976)
60
(-9 from 1976)
0.00365
19761499
(-40 from 1975)
69
(-1 from 1975)
0.00439
19751459
(+229 from 1974)
70
(+16 from 1974)
0.00448
19741688
(-41 from 1973)
54
(-1 from 1973)
0.00345
19731647
(+157 from 1972)
55
(+8 from 1972)
0.00354
19721804
(+674 from 1971)
47
(+17 from 1971)
0.00291
19712478
(-547 from 1970)
30
(-14 from 1970)
0.00171
19701931
(-284 from 1969)
44
(-9 from 1969)
0.00240
19691647
(+129 from 1968)
53
(+9 from 1968)
0.00301
19681776
(+44 from 1967)
44
(+3 from 1967)
0.00257
19671820
(+7 from 1966)
41
(+2 from 1966)
0.00239
19661827
(-405 from 1965)
39
(-21 from 1965)
0.00222
19651422
(-4 from 1964)
60
(-3 from 1964)
0.00328
19641418
(-156 from 1963)
63
(-13 from 1963)
0.00322
19631262
(+97 from 1962)
76
(+10 from 1962)
0.00382
19621359
(+77 from 1961)
66
(+6 from 1961)
0.00326
19611436
(-156 from 1960)
60
(-14 from 1960)
0.00289
19601280
(+26 from 1959)
74
(+7 from 1959)
0.00356
19591306
(+73 from 1958)
67
(+8 from 1958)
0.00322
19581379
(+79 from 1957)
59
(+6 from 1957)
0.00286
19571458
(-80 from 1956)
53
(-4 from 1956)
0.00253
19561378
(-103 from 1955)
57
(-5 from 1955)
0.00277
19551275
(+117 from 1954)
62
(+10 from 1954)
0.00309
19541392
(-131 from 1953)
52
(-7 from 1953)
0.00261
19531261
(+141 from 1952)
59
(+11 from 1952)
0.00306
19521402
(+32 from 1951)
48
(+5 from 1951)
0.00252
19511434
(-38 from 1950)
43
No change from 1950
0.00233
19501396
(+116 from 1949)
43
(+6 from 1949)
0.00245
19491512
(-126 from 1948)
37
(-7 from 1948)
0.00211
19481386
(+52 from 1947)
44
(+2 from 1947)
0.00252
19471438
(-148 from 1946)
42
(-3 from 1946)
0.00231
19461290
(-58 from 1945)
45
(+3 from 1945)
0.00279
19451232
(+223 from 1944)
42
(+11 from 1944)
0.00312
19441455
(-88 from 1943)
31
(-5 from 1943)
0.00227
19431367
No change from 1942
36
(+1 from 1942)
0.00251
19421367
(-266 from 1941)
35
(-10 from 1941)
0.00252
19411101
(+85 from 1940)
45
(+7 from 1940)
0.00361
19401186
(-7 from 1939)
38
No change from 1939
0.00322
19391179
(-20 from 1938)
38
(-1 from 1938)
0.00335
19381159
(-142 from 1937)
39
(-9 from 1937)
0.00342
19371017
(+6 from 1936)
48
(+2 from 1936)
0.00436
19361023
(+16 from 1935)
46
(+2 from 1935)
0.00427
19351039
(-34 from 1934)
44
(-3 from 1934)
0.00405
19341005
(+19 from 1933)
47
(+1 from 1933)
0.00434
19331024
(+189 from 1932)
46
(+11 from 1932)
0.00440
19321213
(-139 from 1931)
35
(-8 from 1931)
0.00316
19311074
(-81 from 1930)
43
(-12 from 1930)
0.00390
1930993
(-12 from 1929)
55
(+1 from 1929)
0.00472
1929981
(+13 from 1928)
54
(-2 from 1928)
0.00467
1928994
(-77 from 1927)
56
(-10 from 1927)
0.00468
1927917
(-38 from 1926)
66
(-5 from 1926)
0.00534
1926879
(-106 from 1925)
71
(-20 from 1925)
0.00577
1925773
(+24 from 1924)
91
(+4 from 1924)
0.00720
1924797
(+3 from 1923)
87
(+5 from 1923)
0.00671
1923800
(-40 from 1922)
82
(-11 from 1922)
0.00655
1922760
(+37 from 1921)
93
(+9 from 1921)
0.00745
1921797
(-6 from 1920)
84
(+1 from 1920)
0.00656
1920791
(-48 from 1919)
83
(-6 from 1919)
0.00667
1919743
(-101 from 1918)
89
(-34 from 1918)
0.00758
1918642
(+115 from 1917)
123
(+39 from 1917)
0.01023
1917757
(-13 from 1916)
84
(+1 from 1916)
0.00748
1916744
(-44 from 1915)
83
(-7 from 1915)
0.00764
1915700
(-10 from 1914)
90
(+20 from 1914)
0.00879
1914690
(-123 from 1913)
70
(-11 from 1913)
0.00879
1913567
(+48 from 1912)
81
(+17 from 1912)
0.01237
1912615
(+9 from 1911)
64
(+17 from 1911)
0.01091
1911624
(-40 from 1910)
47
(-3 from 1910)
0.01064
1910584
(+54 from 1909)
50
(+12 from 1909)
0.01192
1909638
(-159 from 1908)
38
(-18 from 1908)
0.01032
1908479
(-4 from 1907)
56
No change from 1907
0.01580
1907475
(+2 from 1906)
56
(+5 from 1906)
0.01660
1906477
(-19 from 1905)
51
(-3 from 1905)
0.01627
1905458
(-20 from 1904)
54
No change from 1904
0.01743
1904438
(+23 from 1903)
54
(+6 from 1903)
0.01847
1903461
(-27 from 1902)
48
(-3 from 1902)
0.01725
1902434
(-54 from 1901)
51
(-9 from 1901)
0.01819
1901380
(+37 from 1900)
60
(-5 from 1900)
0.02360
1900417
(+4 from 1899)
65
(+17 from 1899)
0.02046
1899421
(+1 from 1898)
48
(-5 from 1898)
0.01939
1898422
(+18 from 1897)
53
(+9 from 1897)
0.01933
1897440
(-48 from 1896)
44
(-8 from 1896)
0.01772
1896392
(+88 from 1895)
52
(+15 from 1895)
0.02064
1895480
(-94 from 1894)
37
(-16 from 1894)
0.01497
1894386
(+5 from 1893)
53
(+6 from 1893)
0.02246
1893391
(+22 from 1892)
47
(+6 from 1892)
0.02087
1892413
(-12 from 1891)
41
(+3 from 1891)
0.01823
1891401
(-1 from 1890)
38
(-2 from 1890)
0.01933
1890400
(+16 from 1889)
40
(+6 from 1889)
0.01984
1889416
(-42 from 1888)
34
(-7 from 1888)
0.01797
1888374
(-30 from 1887)
41
(+2 from 1887)
0.02164
1887344
(+21 from 1886)
39
(+5 from 1886)
0.02509
1886365
(+48 from 1885)
34
(+9 from 1885)
0.02212
1885413
(-36 from 1884)
25
(-3 from 1884)
0.01761
1884377
(-2 from 1883)
28
(+4 from 1883)
0.02035
1883375
(-85 from 1882)
24
(-13 from 1882)
0.01999
1882290
(+11 from 1881)
37
(+10 from 1881)
0.03198
1881301
(+102 from 1880)
27
(+10 from 1880)
0.02731
1880403
First SSA data recorded
17
First SSA data recorded
0.01742

American States Popularity Rankings for Ellie

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#342021#312022#352023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#262021#382022#352023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#222021#262022#132023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#312021#352022#302023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#532021#502022#462023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#412021#392022#412023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#212021#352022#192023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#162021#252022#172023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#292021#322022#362023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#162021#172022#102023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#212021#202022#292023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#342021#262022#172023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#312021#242022#142023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#162021#122022#132023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#232021#222022#202023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#212021#252022#242023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#282021#322022#202023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#332021#352022#182023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#552021#402022#432023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#312021#342022#262023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#212021#122022#202023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#132021#222022#172023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#102021#152022#172023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#532021#582022#602023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#142021#202022#72023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#442021#542022#402023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#402021#352022#372023

Kansas (KS)

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Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#272021#232022#102023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#622021#432022#432023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#352021#312022#152023

Idaho (ID)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Nevada (NV)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Connecticut (CT)

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West Virginia (WV)

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North Dakota (ND)

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South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#242021#202022#122023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#252021#592022#242023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#392021#202022#142023

New Hampshire (NH)

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Hawaii (HI)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Alaska (AK)

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Delaware (DE)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Vermont (VT)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Popularity Rankings for Ellie in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#162021#92022#62023

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#142021#172022#7First half of 2023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#112021#142022#72023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#272021#242022#132023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#202021#242022#162023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#212021#292022#262023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#422021#262022#252023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#302021#322022#342023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#302020#302021#332022

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#322021#362022#402023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#422020#422021#382022

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#632019#672020#782021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#842020#632021#782022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1802019#1262020#1052021

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#1332023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#3582013

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#4962018#4192019#3922022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Ellie a Name for Boys or Girls?

Ellie is predominantly a girl’s name. It has a sweet, vintage charm, often associated with feminine qualities.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Ellie

Ellie in Famous People Names and Pop Culture

  • Ellie Goulding (Pop Singer, born 1986): British singer and songwriter, known for her ethereal sound and hits like "Lights" and "Love Me Like You Do."
  • Ellie Kemper (TV Actress, born 1980): American actress and comedian best known for her role as Erin Hannon in "The Office" and the titular character in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
  • Ellie Darcey-Alden (TV Actress, born 1999): English actress recognized for her role as young Lily Potter in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
  • Ellie Simmonds (Paralympian, born 1994): British former Paralympian swimmer who has won multiple gold medals at the Paralympics.
  • Ellie Bamber (Movie Actress, born 1997): English actress noted for her roles in "Les Misérables" and "The Serpent."
  • Ellie Black (Gymnast, born 1995): Canadian artistic gymnast who has represented Canada at multiple Olympic Games.
  • Ellie Taylor (Comedian, born 1983): English comedian known for her stand-up performances and television presenting.
  • Ellie Leach (Soap Opera Actress, born 2001): English actress famous for her role as Faye Windass on "Coronation Street."
  • Ellie Thumann (Model, born 2001): American model and YouTuber known for her fashion and lifestyle content.
  • Ellie Fredricksen ("Up," 2009 Film): Depicted as the adventurous and loving wife of Carl, the main character.
  • Ellie ("The Last of Us," 2013 Video Game): A central figure recognized for her toughness and resourcefulness in a post-apocalyptic setting.
  • Ellie ("The Ice Age: The Meltdown," 2006 Film): Portrayed as a fun-loving mammoth who mistakenly thinks she's an opossum, bringing humor and charm to the narrative.

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