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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.EL-ə
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Meaning & History

Norman form of the Germanic name Alia, which was a short form of names containing the Germanic element alja meaning "other". It was introduced to England by the Normans and used until the 14th century, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the American singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996).
Other Languages & CulturesAlia Ancient Germanic
Same SpellingElla (2)
User SubmissionsEłła, Ella, Ellá

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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute