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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.


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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cindy, Ella in U.S.

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