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The cutest name. Ellie is sweet and kind. She is hard working, intelligent, and beautiful. It's an uncommon name, but perfectly modern. It is especially nice if it's a nickname for Eleanor, because Eleanor can be so versatile.
-- babynames  1/31/2005
Can be from the ancient Greek name "ELLH", pronounced "Elee" in Greek. In Greek mythology, ELLH was the daughter of Athamas and Nefele, sister of Frixos.
-- Damis  3/25/2005
Ellie also means "brightness of sun" in ancient Greek.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2005
This is a lovely soft name that suits lovely people.
-- Coolnames22  7/14/2005
I'm using it as a nickname for my daughter, Eloise.
-- mariej2  8/3/2005
Ellie is the name of the Nirvana-loving, rebel girl in Nick Hornby's novel "About a Boy".
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
The name of the character Ellie Nash on the TV-series 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'.
-- Anonymous User  12/31/2005
I love the name Ellie! It is short and smooth and cute and sounds kind and has a lovely meaning: light.
-- ellie_luvesnames  1/13/2006
I think Ellie is an old fashioned name but very new also. Eleanor is a perfect in that way.
-- bjd1994rts  2/3/2006
My friend likes this name because it reminds her of elephants. I do like this name, though.
-- Taydbug112  1/3/2007
My name is Elizabeth. It's very popular right now and has been for some time, so I go by Ellie. I like it!
-- Valis  1/30/2007
I think Ellie would be a great nickname for Eliza, at least while she was younger.
-- CelticK  2/6/2007
Ellie is a cute old-fashioned name. It makes me think of the pretty little girl in the classic children's novel "The Water Babies".
-- visitor27  3/17/2007
I've also heard it as a short form of Elizabeth.
-- CharlieRob  5/9/2007
Ellie Allard, is the main character of the "Girls in Love," books by Jacqueline Wilson.
-- rove  9/16/2007
I think Ellie would be a cute alternative to Maddie as a nickname for Madeline (if it is pronounced MAD-e-line.)
-- Anonymous User  10/8/2007
I've also seen this as a pet form of Ellen.
-- spaz123  10/19/2007
This is such an horrid name. It looks like an unfinished name, with no strength, no personality.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2007
I have a much younger cousin named Ellie, but in her case it's short for Helena. My point is that this is a NICKNAME. I hate when people use Ellie as a name in its own right. As a given name, it's become an overused joke, especially in Britain. Just call your daughter something like Eleanor, Elaine, or Eloise and then call her Ellie for short! It's that simple!
-- bananarama  8/6/2008
I agree with the comment above this. Ellie makes a great nickname, but not so great as one on its own. My middle name is Elizabeth and friends call me Liz or Eliza Beth as nicknames. Wish they would call me Ellie if they are going to make a nickname out of it.
-- Fire1815  9/8/2008
I don't know why everyone likes it so much. I hate it! It's plain, boring and too many people have it.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2008
I think Ellie is an adorable name and brings me back to my childhood. I'd use it however I like - as a nickname or as a full name - if and when I have a daughter.
-- silly_rabbit  12/31/2008
We named our daughter Eleanor, and she goes by Ellie. We get so many wonderful comments on her name. I agree that Ellie by itself might not be the best name, but I like it as a double name, and as a nickname for Eleanor.
-- bess  1/25/2009
I've started imagining it as a nickname for Coppelia (Coppélia) of ballet fame. Not sure it's meant to be a name (she was a life-size doll after all) but it's a romantic notion.
-- Anonymous User  2/13/2009
I think this is a great nickname, but not a real name; it's much too fun (for lack of a better term) for a real name. I also think that it would be a great nickname for names that have 'Elle' or 'Ella' in them, like Gabrielle/a, or Arielle/a.
-- magicalhannah7  3/10/2009
I think the name is very popular but common. I'd hate to be called Ellie because it's simple and not very individual, also it is very boring and plain.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2009
Ellie is one of my least favourite names, I can't see why everyone likes it so much! It is a very common and boring. It's only okay until you get past five!
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2009
I don't know how the first person could say it is uncommon, it's the most common name I've ever heard of.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2009
Ellie is easier to pronounce than Eleanor.
-- Anonymous User  7/1/2009
I hate the name Ellie. It's so ugly. It's too obnoxious and stuck-up! This is the worst name ever!
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2009
This is a nice nickname, but as a given name in its own right, it just sounds childish and insubstantial. I hate this trend of giving kids nicknames as full names, like they'll never grow up and might want to have something more professional-sounding to go by. What's wrong with naming her Eleanor, Elaine, or another El- name and then calling her Ellie for short?
-- Anyechka  9/1/2009
I know a mom-to-be who is naming her daughter Ellie, as a given name! It's boring and ugly. It's an OK nickname but a full name, get real.
-- italiannames  9/30/2009
I have always gone by Ellie, but it is short for Michelle. I'm 24 years old and have never even heard of anybody else with that name. I have never, ever thought of it as common.
-- Anonymous User  10/5/2009
This is my favourite name for a girl ever! I think it has a really lovely and innocent sound to it. If/when I have a daughter, I'll name her that as her REAL NAME! I can't understand how people think this name isn't good or long enough to be a real name. Oh, and the fact that the name means light makes it even more beautiful. I don't know anybody with this name so I personally don't think it's common.
-- thenamegame  10/16/2009
I mean, a 40 year old Ellie? I like Ellie as a nickname a lot. For Michelle, Rachelle, Elena, Helena, etc. Parents should think long and hard before choosing Ellie.
I mean if you love the name Ellie so much than maybe think of a name you also love so much that you can make the nickname Ellie out of and chose that. I mean, your daughter will be more appreciative it you give her it as a nickname, not a full name. A grown up Ellie (no not a young woman in her 20s) wouldn't be taken seriously by some people.
-- italiannames  10/21/2009
My name is Elizabeth and I go by Ellie, plus I'm 19. When I was younger, I knew one other Elie [that's how she spelled it]. It was a unique name, now it's very common, but I prefer it as a nickname rather than a given name. My mom told me about a little girl who's name is Elleigh as her given name. Once I get older, I'll probably go by Elizabeth, but Ellie is so much better than the standard Liz, Lizzy, Liza, or Beth. Most people expect it to be short for Eleanor, but I like that it's short for Elizabeth. Here at my university, there are very few people that I've run into with the name Ellie.
-- pooks  11/29/2009
I would love to use this as a nickname for Eleanor (as in Roosevelt) or Helena. Also become such a sweet-hearted name to me after seeing Up.
-- margs66  1/1/2010
Ellie Creed is the daughter in Stephen King's "Pet Sematary".
-- persephone1313  10/9/2010
Ellie was the name of the heroine in the Australian book "Tomorrow, When the War Began" by John Marsden.
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2010
Well my name is Elizabeth but everyone calls me Elly and I for one love the name and have never met a soul with this name... now possibly in England I would... and I think you make your name so for anyone to hate a name is absolutely ridiculous. Do you now how many people you can offend by saying that? Sometimes I don't particularly like a name but then I meet a person named it and they are so amazing it completely changes my perspective and I end up loving that name. I don't judge a person on their name. Sorry to say but if you do, you are probably a shallow good for nothing person. Anyhow tons of people in Japan have cutesy types of names and they grow up and keep them and it's just fine so you will meet plenty of people named Elly who are 40 and above... so stop being so biased. Every name is beautiful in its own way and only the person can make their name ugly or beautiful. But on another note I love being called Elly but I also like Elizabeth it's just too common where I come from and I got tired of everyone having my name so I opted for Elly which I have been exclusively called by my family since I was little and now I have transitioned into using it always.
-- forgoodnesssake  12/30/2010
I think Ellie is a cute nickname for a girl, but I don't like it as a real name.
-- Chrila96  1/6/2011
My name is Ellie. Sometimes, I feel left out because I have to send away for personalization and stuff like that. But as I got older I realized it is very cool to have a unique name. It makes me very unique. Ellie is usually a nickname for Eleanor, which actually my nickname. My real name is Ellie. We have is backwards. Oh well! Ellie is great name for a girl, however, it is best pared with a middle name other than Mae. My middle name is Jean, and I sometimes go by Ellie Jean. I love the name and wouldn't want anything else. I am light and funny and the perfect Ellie and take pride in being the only Ellie that most people know. I get remembered more.
-- EllieJean  3/11/2011
Ellie Goulding is a famous bearer of this name. She is a British singer/songwriter.
-- Ryry1996  5/4/2011
Those of you saying that Ellie would never fly for a woman out of college, have you ever watched Dallas? Ever heard of Miss Ellie?
-- Anonymous User  5/8/2011
It's a lovely name... but it's a nickname. And it should stay that way. It doesn't have enough strength as a given name.
-- xsai  6/10/2011
I really like the name Ellie. It could work for a sporty girl or a really girly girl. I like it better as a nickname for Elisabeth, Eloise or Eleanor because I can't imagine Ellie on a grown woman. I like the spelling Ellie much better than Elly or anything else.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2011
I think the name Ellie is sweet name for a girl. But I prefer alternatives such as Ella. The overuse of this name has made it very common now.
-- Kimberley  8/19/2011
To those of you harping on a grown-up Ellie not being taken seriously, of course they are. I know three Ellies. One is a family doctor, one is a college professor, and the other used to work as a tax attorney but is now a stay-at-home mom.

That said, I do agree that it's better as a nickname.

One of my friends named Ellie uses it as a nickname for Gabrielle which I think is beautiful.
-- Anonymous User  10/8/2011
Ellie is my name and I got named after Ellie Creed from Stephen King's Pet Cemetery. My full name though, is Elizabeth. Growing up I never knew any other Ellie's. I still think it's uncommon and not very much used, but I like it and it's cute.
-- ellierose7  2/6/2012
Ellie is a good name. But most people want an alternate spelling, so consider Elli, Ellee, Elly, Elleigh, Elliy, Ehelleigh, Elleah, or Ellehi.
-- bigsista4eandl  8/29/2012
This is a nickname, not a given name. If you like Ellie so much, just use something like Ellen or Eleanor and then call her Ellie.
-- zaki95  9/13/2012
My name is Elly, just Elly not a nickname or shortened. Just Elly. People acidentily spell it Ellie all the time. People saying that Ellie is a horrid name and that it only should be used as a nickname, that's your opinion, I just feel that it being my name I should stand up for it. I don't see anything wrong with it as a name. So there!
-- Elly and Proud  1/2/2013
My whole proper name is Ellie and I love my name as I personally believe it's a beautiful name. Some people come onto this website to search their name to see what people think of it and there are so many nasty comments on here saying it's a plain and boring name and that it shouldn't be used as a proper name, only a nickname. If you have nothing nice to say about someone's personal name, then don't say anything at all! Some people might disagree with me but I do not care, to be honest!
-- elliechapman  1/9/2013
My cousin uses this as a nickname for Elizabeth, she's 8. It's a cute name, but only to a certain point. I have to agree with the people saying it's hard to see an adult Ellie, but if it's short for Elizabeth/Eleanor/Ellen or anything else, I don't think it's as bad. I mean, at least then they have a more proper and mature sounding name to fall back on, which is never possible when you give your child a nickname as a full name (a trend which I'll never understand). I really like the idea someone mentioned of using Ellie as a nickname for Madeline or Madeleine! I think you can use it if you pronounce it mad-a-line or mad-a-lyn. I'd use it on madeleiene if it wasn't for my cousin... But I encourage it as a prettier, more classic alternative to the ugly and childish "maddy"!
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2013
My nickname is Ellie and until two years ago I knew no one with that name, I think Ellie is a playful and energetic name. My full name is Elliane (Ellee-on) and it bothers me when people with names that don't even have the Elle sound in it call themselves Ellie. It makes the name less unique, also Ellie is a very old name and has been around forever. Take Ellie from Up for example, all the Ellie's I know (including myself) are just like her so Ellie is a name for people with lots of "light".
-- Ellebelle  4/13/2013
Ellie is really cute. It's a perfect nickname for Elizabeth or Elena. I love it for a little kid or a teenager... but not so much for an adult.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2013
I love this as a nickname for Elizabeth.
-- ophelia  9/10/2013
Ellie is a good name whether for nickname or full name. I think it is sweet, cute and sounds old-fashioned yet modern.
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2013
I loathe this name. I live in the UK, and there are eight Ellies in my school year alone. They are all lovely people, but in UK, there's an Ellie everywhere you turn.
I mostly hear it used a nickname for Eleanor, but also know an Elise, Ellen and Eloise who go by Ellie. I think Eleanor/Elanor/Elenor/Elinor is a nice name, and Nell/Nelly is a much nicer nickname than Ellie.
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2014
My name is Ellie, short for Elizabeth. People always think it's cool that my nickname is short for really an entirely different name, and I think it's cool too, I just sometimes wish my parents would have just named me Ellie and left it at that. I mean, nobody calls me Elizabeth. Ever. It's basically just a name that goes on my driver's license and gets called out in waiting rooms. Sometimes I miss breaks at work because they are looking for "Elizabeth" but can't find her. Well, duh, I'm ELLIE! I am 20 years old, and I don't think it is a bad name for an adult. I've grown up with it and never had a problem.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2014
My name is Ellie, short for Elizabeth. My friend and I found - during chemistry class - that my name is 31773 upside down on a calculator.
I am 18 years old and love Ellie as my name. Very rarely do i say it is Elizabeth...
-- 31773  4/7/2014

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