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 of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun". Hella is also a form of Helga (Scandinavian, Old Norse).
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.Creative forms:
(female) Helly, Helta, ..
(male) Helda, Helley, .. Middle name pairings:
Hella Makena (H.M.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Hella (not ranked) are Ella (#18 in 2015), Lena (#272), Elle (#398), Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Nellie (#1247), Elly (#1474), Nelly (#1724), 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, 2015)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.