US Popularity:3672
Meaning:From Ellis's town
While swing and jazz’s booming era may be just a piece of history now, you can instill the vivacious attitude of the time in your little one. Ellington is a boy’s name of British origin. Although the name and its meaning refer to someone “from Ellis's town,” the name is most commonly associated with jazz’s own Duke Ellington. It comes as no surprise that the title rose to fame at the same time as the musician in the early 1920s. With the roaring 20s a century in the past, the present-day 20s might just make for a perfect time to bring this name swinging back to life.

Famous People Named Ellington

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Duke Ellington
    Composer, Musician

Ellington Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ellington is currently #3914 on The Bump
Boy:Ellington is currently #2193 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ellington is currently #3672 in U.S. births
Boy:Ellington is currently #3481 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 254
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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