Tellis name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tellis mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tellis

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Alt. Meaning

T is for tender, loving nature.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

Notable Persons Named Tellis

Notable Persons Named Tellis

Tellis Frank

Tellis Frank is a basketball player for the Atlanta Dream, Phonola Caserta, Minnesota Timberwolves, Pitch Cholet, TDK Manresa, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, CB Sevilla, and Baloncesto León in the Women's National Basketball Association. His career lasted from 1987 to 2001. Tellis was born on April 26th, 1965 in Gary, Indiana.


Tellis was born in 8 in Sicyon.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tellis

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tellis

Gerard Tellis

Winston Tellis


Tellis was born in 8 in Sicyon.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tellis U.S.
  White 23.31% 64.26%
  African American 68.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tellis

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tellis

  • How Popular is the name Tellis? Tellis is the 22,866th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tellis was the 16,161st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tellis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 290 babies born with the first name Tellis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tellis to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tellis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tellis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tellis is Wednesday, February 8th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Tellis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tellis was in 1975 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Tellis Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tellis is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Tellis: The name spelled backwards is Sillet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Llseit. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tellis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,789 people with the last name Tellis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tellis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tellis as their last name since less than 1 person in 164k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tellis name meaning

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