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What does Luella mean?

Luella Pronunciation of Luella [luel-la] as a girls' name is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Luella is "famous warrior; other, foreign". Blend of Louise and Ella. Can also possibly be traced back to Lucy. Columnist Louella Parsons.

Associated with: old english, warrior, blend.


Luella has 7 variants: Loella, Lou, Louella, Lu, Luelle, Lula and Lulu.

19 more relations via Ella, Louella, Louise, Lucy: Alla, Lola, Lucetta, Lucia, Lucida, Lucile, Lucilia, Lucilla, Lucille, Lucina, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Luisa, Lujza, Lulita, Lusita and Luzija.

Creative forms:
(female) Luelda, ..

(male) Luelli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Luella Taelyn (L.T.), ..

How popular is Luella?

Luella is a very popular first name for women (#670 out of 4276, Top 16%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Luella reached its apex position of #155 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1337 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luella name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Luella outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ella (#18 in 2015), Lucy (#55), Lola (#224), Lucia (#225), Lucille (#283), Louise (#1083), Luisa (#1130), Lula (#1994), Lulu, Lou, Louella, Lu, Lucetta, Alla, Lucile and Lucina are the popular varying forms of Luella (#1337 in 2015). Other variants, like Lucilla, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Luella was widespread in the 1910s (adoption of 2.67%) and is now much diminished (adoption 1.25%, down 53.3%). Lucy is more universally found than the rest, though Ella is currently more frequently used, while versions like Lucile used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luella, Alla, Ella, Lola, Lou in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louella, Louise, Lu, Lucetta, Lucia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lucile, Lucille, Lucina, Lucy, Luisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lula, Lulu in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Lola, Louise, Lucia, Lucy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Luella is pronounced similarly to Laela, Laila, Lala, Lalia, Lalla, Lally, Lalya, Leala, Lealia, Leela, Leelah, Leelee, Leelia, Leilah, Lela, Lelia, Lellia, Leyla, Lilia, Lilla, Lillia, Lilly, Loela, Loelia and Lolla. Other recommended names are Abella, Adella, Arella, Axella, Bella, Chella, Della, Diella, Hella, Huela, Huella, Idella, Joella, Labella, Lael, Laurella, Lavella, Lemuella, Lovella, Lucila, Mella, Nella, Noella, Nualla, Odella, Onella, Orella, Pella, Quilla, Quylla, Raella, Rella, Rudella, Shella, Stella, Tulla, Udella, Yudella and Yulla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Luella.

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