What does Ela mean?
Ela /ela/ [2 sylls.] 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).
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. Census)
Ella (#17 in 2014), Elle (#395), Ellie (#55) and Ila are the prominent variation forms of Ela (unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names is at its most widespread today (usage of 0.6333%), except for the form Ila which has become less in vogue. Ella (#17), Elle (#395) and Ellie (#55) are three of the more trendy baby names among these, with Ella and Ellie going through a revival in usage. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Ela and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ela is alike in pronunciation to Aila, Ala, Alah, Alea, Ali▼, Alia▲, Alya, Ayla▲, Eily, Eli, Elia, Eula▼, Eulah▼, Eulia, Illa, Iola▼, Ola▼, Olia, Olla, Oula, Ula, Ulla, Yola and Yula. Other recommended similar baby names are Eba, Eda▼, Efa, El, Elan, Elba▼, Elga, Elka, Elma▼, Elna▼, Els, Elsa▲, Elva▼, Elza, Ema, Ena▼, Erla, Eva▲ and Ewa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ela.