I think that Ellery is a lot prettier than Hilary, and a lot more unisex. I like it!
I hope it becomes popular soon, especially for girls!
I like this name, though I do think of vegetables because it sounds like celery. Not necessarily a bad thing, but something to keep in mind.
Ellery von Gorrissen (m), the 4th German getting an aviation licence. He was an early member of the SS but his career there ended soon because of a conviction because of fraud.
I adore this name. I love El- names, but all of them are so popular! I think this name seems both youthful and timeless at the same time.
Strongly dislike. This looks so made up.
I strongly disliked this name and commented after first hearing it in July. However, after seeing the name on social media recently again, I don’t think it’s that bad. It’s actually kind of growing on me.
If more people find out about this it will explode in popularity.It's the perfect combination of Ella, Emily, Everly etc.It will be every trendy parent's dream. I personally think it's way better than Haisley and many other surname names so it's something to think about.
My name is Ellery, and I’m a girl! I know when my brother was in kindergarten (a year and a half older than me) he had a classmate named Ellery, and I met one in the wild one time going to Best Buy. I think it’s a great name for modern parents due to how unisex it is, and even the shorter nicknames work for guys, gals, and non-binary pals. I was named in honor of my grandfather (Elroy) and I’ve gotten nothing but complements over it, lol.
One of my best friends is named Ellery and she's a girl. She hates celery because it rhymes and she hates it when people call her it. I like it. I've never met a boy with this name, though.
This name can also be FEMININE in modern times, making it UNISEX.
This surname is trending for GIRLS in modern times.
In the USA, 256 girls and 14 boys were named ELLERY in 2014 and 2015. [noted -ed]
The name Ellery does seem kinda masculine to me, and the look of the name isn't very attractive. I prefer Eleri.
My name is Ellerie Rose (F). First of all, I really like my name. I wish my parents had spelled it Ellery, as opposed to Ellerie. The "y" spelling makes it look a little cleaner and more unisex (I really love the fact that my name is unisex, even though I am a girl. I don't know, it just makes me feel really cool). Anyways, my entire life I have been complimented on my name. Seriously, every time I meet a new person, they always have something nice to say. If there are any cons, it's that people often confuse it with other names. (Usually, they'll think I said Hillary. One time, I had a teacher for a dance intensive that thought my name was Emory, and proceeded to call me "Em" for the rest of the week.) That's not really something that bothers me, however. Finally, the whole "celery" thing. I'm going into high school, and I've never really been teased about it. So, it's not really an issue in my experience. Overall, I really love my name.
My name is Ellery. Many people say L-or-e but it is l-er-e my name often auto corrects to Elbert or Celery.
I think this name sounds more feminine than masculine to me. Probably because Ellery sounds like Emily which is exclusively for girls, but really I like it for either gender. I would definitely name my girl Ellery Tiana or Ellery Chlorina (JK).
My name is Ellery. I think that this is a girl name. When I was younger people used to call me celery and it would really annoy me but, I have grown to love my name. I haven't ever met another Ellery.
Ellery Queen, a fictional detective.
I think it's a really handsome name for a boy/man, but unfortunately, because of all the damn Ellas out there, it's going to the girls. I've never met anyone named Ellery in real life, but Roger's grandson on Mad Men was named Ellery.
My name is Ellery and I'm a woman, I often say "like celery without the c" as many people repeat back, Hillary, Valerie, etc. I was embarrassed by its uniqueness as a child, but have grown into it and love that it leaves a memorable impression on most people. I'm thankful my parents agreed on it and gave it to me.
If you like this for a girl, look into the Welsh feminine name Eleri. It is pronounced identically.
The name Ellery was given to 145 girls born in the US in 2016.
My name is Ellery Queen! I'm a 39 yr old male. My father named me after the Ellery Queen books! I actually have a copy of one of the books from the 1930's! I would have to say that the name being used as a girl's name is not a bad thing! For those who don't know the name originally was derived from the name Hilary/Hillary! Yes, many a joke about the former first lady and current presidential candidate! Lol! As for any expecting parents, I would say use the name! Boy or girl!
This name actually originated as feminine. So why can't a girl have it? It's "too strong". I see. I actually thinks that's a little sexist.
This started off as a masculine name.
The name Ellery was given to 254 girls and 13 boys born in the US in 2015.
I don't care what you say, this is a MALE name, period. It doesn't matter if you think it sounds feminine or not, its roots are masculine.
Personally, it doesn't sound feminine at all to me, and its roots and usage prove that. It's a male name, period! Stop giving girls male's names, enough with that stupid trend.
I think the lilting Welsh name Eleri is a much prettier alternative, which has the further merit of avoiding the "celery" sound.
Does sound like celery... but a nice, classically masculine & strong name. Picture a man when saying it; works for me. The "Ell" and "y" sounds combined make it sound a bit more feminine than many boy's names, but there are good girl's names with a more masculine feel to them, so why not? I think I prefer Emery, but this isn't bad. Would sound pretty "tryndee" on a girl; bleh.
I don't care what ANYONE says, this name screams girl to me. I don't see a single thing boyish or masculine about this name whatsoever.
It's rather feminine for a boy, don'tcha think? Hint hint.
This is a females name! Not REMOTELY masculine.
My daughter's name is Ellery. It is an English gentlemans name (which I was informed of by one such gentleman). However, I chose it because of William Ellery, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. I'm a history buff.
I was surprised to find out that "Ellery" began as a masculine name because I've only met girls with the name. I think it's a lovely name, but I think it's more feminine.
I've only known this as a masculine name. I was named Ellery after my Uncle. My grandson's name is also Ellery. I prefer it to be pronounced two syllables like ell-ry. I've never met a female with this name.
Ellery McCelery.
Ellery Sprayberry (born 2000 in Houston, Texas) is an American child actress.
In the Middle Ages, Ellery was the common English form of the Greek name Eulalia. So technically, it is also a feminine name, albeit of a different etymology.
SugarPlumFairy is right.
Ellery is a girl's name in the English West Country, used since medieval times as a corruption of Eulalie. It also has the form Elaria.
Here's what I've just added for Elaria as a "reader-submitted name":
An English medieval form of Eulalia. It was caused by a confusion of the second L with R in local speech, and this also resulted in Hilaria in medieval records, as distinct from the male name Hilary. The cult of St Eulalia spread from Spain and France to the English West Country, where, like Ellery (a corruption of Eulalie)for girls, this name, Elaria, seems to have been used the most. It has been used occasionally in England up until the present day, a search of genealogical sources suggests.
It sounds too much like Hilary with a dropped H - a far prettier name similar to Ellery is the Welsh Eleri which I find adorable.
Ellery Mayne is the eponymous character in "Mayne Attraction" by Ann Mauren, a truly awful free book (think 'Twilight' series but far less fun) on the Amazon Kindle.
Ellery definitely doesn't sound like a girls name to me. It's too strong. Also, if you had twin boys, you could name them Ellery and Emmett.
My name is Ellery, and I personally think it is a very nice name. I believe it is a girl's name, not only because I am a girl, but because it is very feminine sounding. It does remind people of Celery, but it doesn't bother me anymore. I like it and am happy that Ellery is my name. I love it, and wouldn't change it for the world.
Why does everyone say this is a feminine name, it's my dad's name and it's also my name.
My best friend's name is Ellery Grace. I love her name! It's unique, and I think it's VERY pretty and feminine! I've never thought of it sounding like a boy name, I think it's completely feminine. It does sound like Celery, though.
I like it. It sounds feminine to me, but I prefer surnames for boys.
A famous bearer of this name is Ellery Klein, the fiddle player from the Celtic folk band Gaelic Storm.
I really like this name. It seems quite unique. It rhymes with celery though and that's the first thought that pops into my head. I hate celery so I couldn't use this name. Darn my brain.
I think Ellery would be a really cool name for girl. I wish it were mine.
Ellery has grown on me. It is a nice sounding name. I am still torn over whether boy or girl usage though. It does sound a bit feminine.
I really like this name, and at the moment it isn't popular so that's a plus. I also like that it has the nickname Elle. Ellery has a nice feminime sound to it and also looks pretty and girly. I think if you like names such as Bethany, Chloe and Lucy then you'll like Ellery a lot.
Good name, but reminds me of Celery an awful lot.
Ben Harper & Laura Dern's son is called Ellery.
Ellery Queen is a fictional American detective. He was created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. He has been portrayed not only in books but also on radio, T.V., and film.

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