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Meaning and Name Origin

Hella \he(l)-la\ as a girls' name. The name Hella means "sun ray". Hella is a derivative of Helen (Greek). Unique as a birth name.


Hella has 2 variants: Helia and Hellia.

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.


Hella is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Hella is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (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 (#unlisted) 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 and have become much less popular since, with versions like Helen, Nell, Nellie, Nelda and Leora 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Helen, Helena, Helene, Hellen, Ileana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lana, Lena, Leora, Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nellie, Nelly, Nora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Lena outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lina, Nellie, Nora outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.