There’s something so captivating, warm and welcoming about the name Ellie. Maybe it’s because the name starts and ends with an E. More likely, as the profiles of Ella and Elle have risen in the world, so has Ellie's. Once a nickname for Eleanor, Ellen, Ella or really any name ending in –ella (even Cinderella), Ellie is now as a proper given name on its own. In England, Ellie has joined the ranks of popular and trendy nicknames turned first names, like Sophie, and often eclipses Eleanor in popularity here in the US.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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