What does Hella mean?
Hella /hel-la/ as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Hella means "sun ray; prosperous, successful; holy". Hella is a version, with the suffix -a, of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun". Hella is also a form of Helga (Scandinavian, Old Norse).
Hella has 27 more alternative forms via Helen, Helga: Ella▲, Elle▲, Elly, Halina, Hege, Helaina, Helana, Heleen, Heleena, Helena, Helene▼, Helenna, Helje, Helle, Hellen▼, Hellena, Hellene, Ilka, Jelena, Leana, Lena▼, Leora▼, Nelda▼, Nell▼, Nellie▼, Nelly and Yelena.Kreatif forms:
(female) Haila, Helly, ..
(male) Helda, Helley, ..
How popular is Hella?
Hella is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#85996 out of 150436, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Hella and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Hella (not ranked) are Ella (#17 in 2014), Lena (#279), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Nellie (#1301), Elly (#1347), Nelly (#1565), Nelda, Nell, Hellen, Helene, Helga, Leana and Leora. These relations of Hella were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 6.3%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.8%, ▼87%). Helen is the clear favorite, although Elle appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions like Nellie are now somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Hella is pronounced similarly to Gila, Haeley, Haelie, Haely, Hailea, Haily, Hala, Halah, Halea, Hali▼, Halia, Halie▼, Halley, Halli, Hallie, Hally, Haylea, Hellee, Hillie, Hilly, Hollee, Holley, Hollie▼, Holly▼ and Hollye. Other suggested similar names are Adella▼, Arella, Axella, Bella▲, Beyla, Chella, Dela, Della▼, Diella, Dilla, Galla, Geila, Halle, Halma, Hedda, Hedlea (see Hadley), Hedya, Heida, Helisa, Helma, Helsa, Hena, Henia, Henka, Hill, Hille, Hilma▼, Holle, Huela, Huella, Keala, Kelila, Keyla▲, Leila▲, Loella, Mela, Mella, Merla, Neila, Neilla, Nella, Orella, Pella, Rella, Shella, Stella▲, Tesla, Tulla, Verla▼ and Yulla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hella.