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Ellery Meaning and Origin

The name Ellery is a unisex name meaning “alder tree” and is of English origin. The name Ellery is derived from Old English aler ‘alder tree’. Alternatively, Ellery is derived from an English surname that originated from a place name. It is derived from the Old English elements “eald” meaning “old” and “ry” meaning “rye,” indicating someone who lived near a field of rye. Ellery can also be a variant of the French name Hilary, which is derived from the Latin name Hilarius. Hilarius means “cheerful” or “joyful.” The name Ellery can be used for both boys and girls, although it is more commonly used as a feminine name in recent years. It has a soft and melodic sound, and it’s a name that’s not overly common, giving it a touch of uniqueness.

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