i saw this name in the male section of a baby name book and i thought it would be a good name for a girl. it's elegant and sophisticated, i think.

Ellery is an English surname derived from the personal name Hilary. Hilary in turn is a medieval form of the Latin name Hilarius meaning "cheerful." The most famous Ellery is probably Ellery Queen, a fictional detective in the 1930s and 1940s who was also the pen name of the authors of the books about him.

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