Ellis is a gender-neutral name of Welsh origin. It means “kind, benevolent”—two traits any parent would be happy to hear describing their child. The name dates back to the Middle Ages in Wales, but it also has a strong historical significance for Americans. Ellis Island was the entrance point for 12 million immigrants coming to the US from 1892 to 1954. The name Ellis, therefore, is a beautiful reminder of how cultural integration makes the world a better place.
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