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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 Eila, Elia, Eula, Illa, Olla and Ulla.
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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)
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