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What does Pella mean?

Pella Pronunciation of Pella [pel-la] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of Pella is "rock". Pella is a version of Petra (Greek): feminine version of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


6 related forms via Petra: Pernilla, Pet, Peta, Petria, Piera and Pietra.

Creative forms:
(female) Pelma, Pila, ..

(male) Peli, Pellai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pella Darla (P.D.), ..

How popular is Pella?

Pella is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40265 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular varying form of Pella (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 is Petra (#1356 in 2015). Adoption of this relation of Pella was well-received among parents a century ago and is now much diminished. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Petra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pella and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pella is alike in pronunciation to Pali, Paola, Paula, Pauli, Paulla, Pauly, Pelia, Peliah, Pola, Poli, Pollee, Polley, Polli, Pollie and Polly. Other suggested similar names are Abella, Adella, Bella, Beula, Beyla, Billa, Cilla, Dalla, Dela, Della, Ella, Galla, Geela, Gelila, Hella, Huella, Joella, Kalla, Keela, Leila, Leola, Leyla, Lilla, Lolla, Luella, Mella, Merla, Nealla, Nella, Neola, Odella, Olla, Onella, Orella, Palila, Palma, Peale, Peall, Pealle, Pearla, Peele, Peloma, Penna, Pera, Perla, Perle, Petula, Phelia, Phila, Poll, Priella, Raella, Rella, Rilla, Shella, Stella, Tekla, Tesla, Tulla and Willa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pella.

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