US Popularity:86
Other Origin(s):German, British, Hebrew
Meaning:Light; Noble; God is my oath
Ellie, a girl's name, is a popular nickname for lots of other given names, like Ellen, Helen, Eleanor, and Elizabeth, or any other name with an -elle or -ella sound. The meaning of this name can change depending on which name it's short for. As a variation of the Greek names Helen or Ellen, Ellie means "light." Ellie can also be a shortened form of the Old German name Alice, which means "noble." If shortened from the Hebrew Elizabeth, it means "God is my oath." In Greek mythology, Ellie, or Helle, was the daughter of Athamas and Nephele and a Boeotian princess. Ellie's cute sound makes it a popular baby name choice for parents, as well as a sweet way to interpret any old family names.

Ellie Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ellie is currently #55 on The Bump
Girl:Ellie is currently #24 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ellie is currently #86 in U.S. births
Girl:Ellie is currently #29 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 3
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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  • Behind the Name, Ellen(1) January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Eleanor May 2020

  • Behind the Name, Elizabeth December 2022

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