So you’re having a baby.
Since you’re on this page, I can guess a couple of things right off the bat:
You’re having a girl and you’ve decided to name her Ellie.
Unfortunately, you have absolutely no idea what middle name to choose.
Don’t fret! I’m creating guides to the best middle names for every first name for just this kind of scenario.
I won’t waste any more time, let’s get right into the best middle names for a girl named Ellie.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
Middle name ideas for a girl named Ellie
These are just a few of my favorites. It should be a good headstart to get your mental-gears turning!
Hopefully, you find a middle name for Ellie you love o this list, but if not, there are hundreds of other options to consider.
Ellie Mae or May
My favorite middle names for Ellie are definitely Ellie Nicole and Ellie Rose.
I love the way those two names sound, but you should go with your gut and whatever sounds right to you!
Meaning of the name Ellie
Did you know Ellie means “bright shining one”?
At least it does according to Nameberry, who also pegs the name as having an English origin, although it’s really a derivative of or nickname for names like Eleanor, Ellen, or Elizabeth. (Some sources claim Ellie has a Greek origin, as well.)
However, the name Ellie itself has become outrageously popular in the last 10 years or so, coming in as one of the top 50 most popular names for girls for several years in a row.
Babycenter has Ellie as the #14 name for girls in 2020, up slightly from 2019.
Looking for famous Ellies? Try Carl’s wife in the Pixar classic Up and Ellie May from Beverly Hillbillies.
If you’re looking for famous Elizabeths, Ellens, or Eleanors, well there are tons of them!
Those are 45 of my favorite choices. Did you find a handful that you liked?
Or did you already have a daughter named Ellie? If so, I’d love to know which middle name you chose!
While you’re here, you might check out my middle name guides for other popular girls names like:
Good luck, parents!