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What does Cinderella mean?

Cinderella Pronunciation of Cinderella as a girls' name is pronounced sin-de-RE-la. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Cinderella is "little ashes". The name from the fairy tale, derived from Cendrillon. Very rare.


ASSOCIATED WITH little, ashes (tree), fairy, tale (literary)


VARIANTS Cendrillon, Cenerentola, Cindie, Cindy, Ella

SEE ALSO Cendrine



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How popular is Cinderella?

Cinderella is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3736 out of 4276, Top 87%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Ella (#15 IN 2018), Cindy (#1329) and Cindie are the prominent varying forms of Cinderella (NOT IN TOP 2000). These relations of Cinderella were favored as baby names during 1880-1889 (USAGE OF 1.06%) and are now much less popular (USAGE 0.49%, 54% LESS), with the version Cindy becoming somewhat dated. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cindie, Cindy, Ella in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aindrea, Anderea, Bidella (see Bedelia), Candela, Candelle, Candra, Cerelia, Cerella, Chantrell, Chantrelle, Cherell, Cherelle, Cindee, Cindel, Cindell, Cintra, Cirilla, Cordella, Corella, Corrella, Cyndra, Fidella, Finella, Fiorella, Ginella, Jinella, Mirella, Sandrella, Sandrelle, Terella and Winstella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cinderella.

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