Meaning and name origin
Cinderella \ci-nde-rella, cinder(el)-la\ as a girl's 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 an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cinderella and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ella (#17) and Cindy (#710). (2014 statistics).