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

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  • Duke Ellington
    Composer, Musician
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