Ellington

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937
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ellington

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Ellington is of Unknown origin and means "Power".
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  1. United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)

Notable Persons Named Ellington

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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Ellington in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1939 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1942 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1967 5 0 5
1970 7 0 7
1977 6 0 6
1986 8 0 8
1989 5 0 5
1990 8 0 8
1992 5 0 5
1993 7 0 7
1994 8 0 8
1995 5 0 5
1996 5 0 5
1997 6 0 6
1998 8 0 8
1999 12 0 12
2000 7 0 7
2001 17 5 12
2002 18 9 9
2003 14 5 9
2004 18 10 8
2005 19 6 13
2006 20 9 11
2007 25 11 14
2008 32 19 13
2009 29 15 14
2010 48 28 20
2011 43 26 17
2012 51 32 19
2013 58 38 20
2014 80 52 28
2015 112 85 27
2016 123 78 45
2017 98 54 44

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Popularity of Ellington as a first name

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Popularity of Ellington as a last name

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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 11,007th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 937 babies born with the first name Ellington in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ellington to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • 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 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ellington is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Ellington: Your name in reverse order is Notgnille. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Intlonelg. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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