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It is pronounced e-LEH-ree, stressed on the middle syllable. Not the same as Ellery.
-- Elly747  3/4/2006
Gorgeous name!
-- Anonymous User  4/24/2008
I've heard that Eleri means 'the daughter of a queen'.
-- musicmad  11/15/2008
This beautiful lilting name is also that of a Welsh river. In their "The Brilliant Book of Baby Names" Satran and Rosenkrantz give the meaning as "greatly bitter".
-- Jonquil  6/14/2009
Echoing Jonquil's comment: 'Possibly derived from Welsh el- "greatly, much" and geri "bitter." This was the name of a river in Ceredigion and a 5th-century saint, the grandmother of Saint David.'

Apparently, there are two related Welsh feminine names: Meleri, derived from Welsh my "my" and Eleri; and Teleri, from Welsh ty "your" and Eleri. 'Teleri verch Peul was one of the maidens of King Arthur's court mentioned in Kulhwch and Olwen.'

Source: http://www.amethyst-night.com/names/welshfem.html
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2011
Pronounced el-AYR-ee the middle syllable is stressed.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2011
Pronounced el-AYR-ree. The stress is on the middle syllable not the first.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2011
People are going to pronounce this like ellery. Then your child will have to hear celery jokes for all eternity.
-- citylights  8/27/2013
The meaning of Eleri is river.
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2015
Nice name, but the pronunciation ehl-AIR-ee doesn't come naturally to me...
-- SimoneKadele  4/7/2015
The name Eleri means river.
-- ecfabfish  9/6/2015
I love it. One of the theories is it's the Welsh version of Mary.
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2015
My 12 year old granddaughter is called Eleri, such a beautiful name.
-- welshmag  3/1/2016

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