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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ellington

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  1. According to 2 people from the United Kingdom and the United States, the name Ellington means "Power".
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  1. United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)

Notable Persons Named Ellington

Notable Persons Named Ellington

Ellington Ratliff

Ellington Ratliff is a pop rock musician. Ellington was given the name Ellington lee Ratliff on April 14th, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ellington Jordan


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ellington

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ellington

Edward Ellington

Edward Ellington was an orchestral jazz, swing music, and big band musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1914 to 1974. Edward was given the name Edward Kennedy Ellington on April 29th, 1899. He passed away on May 24th, 1974.

Tate Ellington

Tate Ellington is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2004. Tate was given the name James Tate Ellington in 1979 in Madison, Mississippi, U.S. Tate is also known as Ellington and James Tate.

Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington is a basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Wayne was born on November 29th, 1987 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Mercer Ellington

Mercer Ellington was a swing music and big band trumpet, composer, and arrangement. He plays Trumpet. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1996. Mercer was given the name Mercer Kennedy Ellington on March 11th, 1919. He breathed his last breath on February 8th, 1996.

Andre Ellington

Andre Ellington is a football player for the Arizona Cardinals. Andre was born on February 3rd, 1989 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

Bruce Ellington

Bruce Ellington is an athlete for the San Francisco 49ers. He has been prominent since 2014. Bruce was born on August 22nd, 1991 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

  • Buford Ellington
    Office Holder
  • Fae Ellington
    List of Talk Show Hosts
  • Sir Edward Leonard Ellington
    Military Person
  • Lee Ellington
    Soccer Player
  • Anna Boyd Ellington

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ellington U.S.
  White 62.74% 64.26%
  African American 31.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ellington

People with the last name Ellington are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ellington

  • How Popular is the name Ellington? Ellington is the 9,856th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ellington was the 3,132nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ellington have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,163 babies born with the first name Ellington in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ellington to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ellington? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ellington first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ellington is Tuesday, July 28th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Ellington born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ellington was in 2015 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Ellington Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ellington is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Ellington: The name spelled backwards is Notgnille. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tglennlio. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ellington? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,522 people with the last name Ellington.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ellington? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Ellington as their last name.
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