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What does Cinderella mean?

Cinderella Pronunciation of Cinderella [cin-derel-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).

Variations

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

Affiliated girl name: Cendrine.

Creative forms:
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Middle name pairings:
Cinderella Cindy (C.C.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ella (#18 in 2015), Cindy (#1055) 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 0.63%, 25% less), but with the version Cindy becoming somewhat dated. Ella is the most chic baby name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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.

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