US Popularity:4313
Meaning:High, ascension
Short and sweet, baby will have an easy time learning to spell the name Ely in school. This Hebrew boy's name means "high" and "ascension," so you can teach baby that the sky is the limit when it comes to their future. It comes from the Hebrew verb êlı̂y, which means "ascension." You might also be familiar with this name's alternative spelling of Eli, which is featured in the Book of Samuel as the name of a high priest.

Ely Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ely is currently #3827 on The Bump
Boy:Ely is currently #1248 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ely is currently #4313 in U.S. births
Boy:Ely is currently #1341 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 262
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Ely, April 2019

  • Behind the Name, Eli (1), May 2020

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Eli, October 2017

  • Name Doctor, Ely

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