What does Rella mean?
Rella /rel-la/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rella is "other, foreign". Variant of Ella.
Affiliated girl name: Rilla.
How popular is Rella?
Rella is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#27439 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Rella for girls. Rella reached its top position of #833 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Rella and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Rella rated in the Top 1000 are Ella (#17 the previous year), Ellie (#55), Elle (#395) and Rilla. Forms like Ellesse are uncommon. Usage of these girl names is at its highest presently (usage of 0.5066%), except for the version Rilla which has become less in vogue. Ellie (#55), Elle (#395) and Ella (#17) are three of the more chic birth names in this list, with Ella and Ellie enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rella is alike in pronunciation to Raella, Raula, Rayla and Reilly▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Bella▲, Della▼, Hella, Mella, Nella▼ and Pella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rella.