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Ella meaning and name origin

Ella \e(l)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced EL-ah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ella is "other, foreign". Also possibly means "entire" or (Hebrew) "goddess". Also short form of Alice, Eleanor, Ellen and Elvira. Elle (el) is a variant made familiar by supermodel Elle MacPherson. Singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella has 13 variant forms: Alla, Ela, Elladine, Elle, Ellee, Ellesse, Elletta, Ellette, Elli, Ellia, Ellie, Ellina and Elly.

For more information, see also related names Ellamae, Floella, Fredella, Luella, Myrella, Rella, Cinderella and Helen.

Baby names that sound like Ella are Alla, Elli, Eila, Ela, Elly, Elia, Ellia, Eula, Illa, Olla and Ulla.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Ella.


Popularity of Ella

Ella is a very popular first name for women (#210 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Ella compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Ella only.


Popularity of name Ella
Popularity of name Ella
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