What does Cinderella mean?
Cinderella \ci-nde-rella, cinder(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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Cendrine.
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)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cinderella and related names. Ella (#17 in 2014) and Cindy (#710) are the prominent varying forms of Cinderella (#unlisted). This girl name reached the height of its popularity during the years 1950-1959 and is now much less popular, with the version Cindy becoming less trendy. Ella (#17) is the most chic baby name here, with this name having a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)