Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. EHL-i-sən
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Meaning & History

Patronymic form of the English name Ellis, from the medieval given name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIliev(Bulgarian) Ilić(Croatian) Eliassen(Danish) Illés(Hungarian) Eliassen(Norwegian) Iliescu(Romanian) Ilić(Serbian) Eliasson(Swedish)

Entry updated February 28, 2019