Ellery Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ellery:
Derived from the Old English aler (alder tree).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Ellery
Ella, Ellie, Elle, Elles, L, "Celery"
- Meanings and history of the name Ellery
A form of Hilary, from the Latin word for "cheerful". In English, Hilary/Hillary was originally primarily masculine, then fell out of use (except as a surname), and was revived as a feminine name in the 20th century.
Many websites try to derive Ellery from the Old English word for the alder tree, but scholarly works disagree.
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Ellery Klein, fiddler (www.elleryklein.net)
Ellery Hollingsworth, Pro Snowboarder (http://elleryhollingsworth.com/blog)
Ellery Sprayberry (child actress)
Band "Ellery" from Cincinnati, Ohio: http://www.ellerymusic.com/
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