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What does Cinderella mean?

Cinderella /cin-der-el-la/ as a girls' name is pronounced sin-de-RE-la. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Cinderella is "little ashes". The name from the fairy tale, derived from Cendrillon. Very rare.

Associated with: little, ashes (tree), fairy, tale (literary)


Cinderella has 5 variants: Cendrillon, Cenerentola, Cindie, Cindy and Ella.

Affiliated girl name: Cendrine.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Cinderelca, ..

(male) Cinderle, ..

How popular is Cinderella?

Cinderella is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3736 out of 4276, Top 87%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cinderella and related names. Ella (#17 in 2014), Cindy (#710) and Cindie are the prominent varying forms of Cinderella (not in Top 2000). These relations of Cinderella were favored as baby names during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.83%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.66%, 21% less), but with the version Cindy becoming somewhat dated. Ella is the most chic baby name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cindie, Cindy, Ella in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Aindrea, Anderea, Bidella (see Bedelia), Candela, Candelle, Candra, Cerelia, Cerella, Chantrell, Chantrelle, Cherell, Cherelle, Cindee, Cindel, Cindell, Cintra, Cirilla, Cordella, Corella, Corrella, Cyndra, Fidella, Finella, Fiorella, Ginella, Jinella, Mirella, Sandrella, Sandrelle, Terella and Winstella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cinderella.