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Ella Meaning


What does Ella mean?

The name Ella is of English origin.

The meaning of Ella is "the other".

Ella is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced El-la.

The Given Name Ella

Introduced to Britain by the Normans, Ella is a French Norman form of the German which was used as a nickname for names that contained the element ali meaning "other" or "foreign".

Ella is a diminutive of Ali. See Ali for further details.

Ella is good for parents who want a name that is elegant and bold.

Sweet yet classic, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Ella falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ella Fitzgerald, and Ella Lorena Kennedy.

Ella Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 15 in baby name popularity for girls with 8,055 occurrences. It ranked 7,710 in baby name popularity for boys with 10 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 16 in baby name popularity for girls with 8,046 occurrences. It ranked 11,139 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences.

View the Ella Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ella has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ella to other names.

Ella Related Names

Ella is a diminutive of Ali.

Famous Ellas

  • Ella ~ 4 hurricanes, 1 storm
  • Ella Fitzgerald ~ Jazz Musician
  • Ella Lorena Kennedy ~ Gone With the Wind character

Ella Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Ella.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Ella Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ella in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ella.

Just for fun, see the name Ella in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ella in Nautical Flags page.