What does Ela mean?
Ela /ela/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew and Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Ela is "tree; other, foreign". Ela is a variant form of Eila (Hebrew): variation of Ilana. Ela is also a variant of Ella (Old German).
(female) Ealla, Eilla, ..
(male) Eleu, Elo, ..
How popular is Ela?
Ela is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3440 out of 4276, Top 80%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#53782 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Ela for girls. Ela reached its top position of #1318 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1976. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Alla, Ella (#17 in recent rankings), Elle (#395), Elli (#1728), Ellie (#55), Elly (#1347) and Ila (#1202) are the prominent variation forms of Ela (#1976 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Ela is well-received today (usage of 1.06%). Ella has been the top favorite, though Ellie has become popular as well, while Ila has become less popular.
Ela is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Aila, Aili, Alaia, Alais, Alaya▲, Alea, Aleah▲, Aliya, Allia, Ally, Aloe, Eiley, Eily, Eli, Elia, Elois, Eula▼, Eulah, Iola▼, Olia, Olla, Ula, Yula and Yulla. Other recommended names are Eba, Eda▼, Efa, El, Elan, Elba, Elda▼, Elga, Elka, Elma▼, Elna▼, Els, Elsa▲, Elva▼, Elza, Ema, Ena, Erla, Eva and Ewa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ela.