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Common misspellings for Ellis:

elllis, ellies, elliss, ellise, elli, elis.

Ellis \e(l)-lis\

Meaning:
kind, benevolent
Origin:
Welsh
Details:
Ellis as a boy's name is pronounced EL-iss. It is of English origin. Anglicization of Elias, from Elijah. Modern use is often a transferred use of the surname. In Wales the name is used as an anglicized form of the Old Welsh name Elisud, which derives from "elus" meaning "kind, benevolent". Ellis Bell was the pseudonym used by Emily Bronte; when she first began publishing, she chose a name that could be considered masculine.
Meaning:
Elis, Elois.
Variants:
Ellyce, Elliss.

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This graph shows how "Ellis" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for Ellis:

  1. Mr. Ellis was in those days not by any means the prosperous merchant he is today. "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer" , W. C. Scully.
  2. In the afternoon or evening he generally went round to the house where the girl, Mary Ann Ellis, was now so far recovered that she could sit propped up in bed for an hour or so; and he would have a chat with her and her landlady, and a cup of tea, with bread and butter- for which he privately paid. "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols" , William Black.
  3. " They're always that way until you run 'em down," grinned Ellis. "Brand Blotters" , William MacLeod Raine.

Quotes for Ellis:

  1. Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis Island, and the candy store in the Bronx. - Arthur Hertzberg
  2. Ellis Peters's historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination. - Derek Jacobi
  3. No, my family is Russian, Georgian, via Ellis Island. - Mitchell Kapor
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