Ellis is a boy name and means kind, benevolent. It is a Welsh name and its pronunciation is \e(l)-lis\. Other similar names and variants include: Elliss, Ellyce. Ellis is a very popular first name for men (#423 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#114 out of 88799).

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Ellis M. Zacharias
Ellis M. Zacharias
  • No. of books: 3
Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors


Hardcover with jacket. 1950 Putnam edition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ellis a popular name?

Over the years Ellis was most popular in 1913. According to the latest US census information Ellis ranks #414th while according to famousnames.vip Ellis ranks #2nd.

How popular is the name Ellis?

According to the US census in 2018, 1404 boys were born named Ellis, making Ellis the #485th name more popular among boy names. In 1913 Ellis had the highest rank with 405 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Ellis?

Ellis is #485th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Ellis more popular ?

The name Ellis was more popular in 1913 with 405 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Ellis

The last time a baby was named Ellis was in 2018, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2018 are named Ellis?

In 2018 there were 1404 baby boys named Ellis.

Who is a famous person named Ellis?

There a several famous people named Ellis, for example actor Ellis Jeffreys, actor Ellis Irving, actor Ellis Jones.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Ellis?

There are 4 actors named Ellis including Ellis Jeffreys and Ellis Irving who appeared in movies such as The Face Behind the Scar and Variety Jubilee.