Ellis Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah (see Elias). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

List of People with Surname Ellis

Based on our public records, there are a total of 51,054 people with the surname Ellis. Among these people surnamed Ellis, there are approximately 3,634 distinct names, with an average of 14 people who share the same name. Daniel Ellis, Matthew Ellis and Kathleen Ellis are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Ellis, with 120, 120 and 120 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Texas has the most people surnamed Ellis, with a total of 4,968 people, and there are a total of 1,861 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ellis, with a total of 4,079 people and an average of 1,743 distinct names.