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What does Hella mean?

Hella \he(l)-la\ as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Hella means "sun ray". Hella is a derivative of Helen (Greek).


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 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 (#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 (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)

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.