Names Throughout the Ages

Ellery comes from an English surname, a variant of either Hilary or Eulalie. Hilary is the English form of Hilarius and Hilaria, Ancient Roman names meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Eulalie is the French form of Eulalia, an Ancient Greek name meaning “sweetly speaking” or “well-spoken” . Originally used as a masculine name, it’s also become popular for girls making it a unisex name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Ellerie (English)
  • Elleri (English)

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