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: Haila, Helta. [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 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), Nell, Nelly, Nelda, Nellie, Hellen, Helene, Helga, Leana and Leora. These relations of Hella were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.53%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.24%, ▼54%). Helen is the clear favorite, although Lena appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions like Helen, Helga, Leora, Helene and Nellie are now somewhat dated. (Top Birth 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 baby names are Adella▼, Bella▲, Dela, Della▼, Diella, Galla, Halle▼, Halma, Helma, Helsa, Henia, Henka, Hill, Hille, Holle, Huela, Huella, Kelila, Mela, Mella, Nella▼, Pella, Rella, Tesla and Tulla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hella.