What does Hella mean?
Hella /hel-la/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Hella means "sun ray". Hella is a version of Helen (Greek). Compare surname Helly.
Hella has 39 more alternative forms via Helen: Elana, Elena▲, Ella▲, Elle▲, Ellee, Ellen▼, Ellie▲, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Heleanor, Heleena, Helena▲, Helenann, Helene▼, Helenna, Hellen▼, Hellena, Hellene, Hellenor, Ileana, Ilona, Jelena, Lana▲, Lena▲, Leora▼, Lina▼, Nelda▼, Nell▼, Nelliana, Nellie▼, Nelly, Nora▲ and Yelena.Kreatif forms: Hayla, Herla. [more]
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 popularity of the girl name Hella and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Hella (not ranked) are Ella (#17 in 2014), Nora (#49), Ellie (#55), Elena (#121), Lena (#279), Lana (#351), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ellen (#656), Lina (#767), Nellie, Nelly, Nell, Ileana, Helene, Hellen, Leora and Nelda. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5515%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.3897%, down 29.3%), with versions like Helen, Hellen, Leora, Nelda and Helene becoming somewhat dated. The trendier girl names in this list are Nora (#49), Lena (#279), Lana (#351), Ellie (#55) and Elena (#121), with Ellie, Lana, Lena and Nora having a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Hella is pronounced similarly to Hala, Halea, Halia, Halli, Hally, Hellee, Hilly, Holli▼ and Holly▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Bella▲, Della▼, Halle▼, Helga▼, Helma, Helsa, Hille, Holle, Huela, Huella, Mella, Nella▼, Pella and Rella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hella.