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Ella also means "she" in Spanish. It was borne by two American women - singer Ella Fitzgerald and actress Ella Raines.
alberto  2/21/2005
John Travolta has a daughter named Ella Bleu. This name is a popular celebrity baby name.
Destry  4/13/2005
Ella Bleu is a popular celebrity baby name? What other celebrity has a child named Ella Bleu?
― Anonymous User  12/3/2008
I think they mean that Ella is a popular celebrity baby name, not Ella Bleu.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2013
Ella is the Spanish word for "she", but it´s pronounced Al-yah in Spanish.
Destry  4/15/2005
It is actually pronounced eh-yah in Spanish.
n-dogg  3/12/2006
The pronunciation of the English name Ella (el-LAH) and the Spanish word Ella (eyah) are completely different.
rachypiesheepbaa  2/9/2009
"Ella" can be a pet form of names such as Eleanor, Elinor, Ellen, and other variations.
astri_parel  6/26/2005
'Ella' in ancient Greece was the Dorian form of the ancient Greek name 'Elle'. The sufix -a is typical Dorian, used in feminine names and words.
Damis  6/27/2005
My niece's name is Gabriella Noelle but we call her Ella. I detest it as a full name.
mariej2  6/29/2005
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have a daughter named Ella Olivia.
Groovey943  8/19/2005
Ella can be short from Elizabet or Stella.
Anjamon  9/3/2005
I think the name Elaa is beautiful! I ask my friends to call me that sometimes.
Jorbor103  9/8/2005
There's a book and film 'Ella Enchanted'.
Anjamon  9/19/2005
In Gone with the Wind, Scarlett has a daughter named Ella Lorena.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2005
Ella Lorena (?) was not the name of Scarlett from GWTW's daughter. Her name was Eugenie Victoria but they only ever called her Bonnie. Overall I love the name Ella and plan on using it if I ever have a daughter.
Calypso  5/9/2006
Ella Lorena is the name of Scarlet O'Hara's daughter in the book. She also had a son. Only her third and final child makes it into the theatrical cut, the ever famous Eugenia Victoria "Bonny Blue" Butler.
PVega  8/13/2006
In Old English, this name means "beautiful fairy woman".
Mathcate  12/20/2005
Do you mind explaining just how this name means 'beautiful fairy woman'? What are your sources?
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
It means "Beautiful Fairy Maiden". I have two friends with this name and they are both very beautiful!
― Anonymous User  1/9/2006
Ella Scott Lynch is an Australian actress. Her time on the soapie Home and Away was short-lived because too few people could accept her in the role made popular by Bec Cartwright.
lindamaree  3/12/2006
I love the name Ella because of the heroine in the book "Ella Enchanted", one of my favorite books as a child growing up.
ljc  4/9/2006
A beautiful name only for a beautiful angel! Heavenly!
lew14a  4/24/2006
The only Ella I know gets called ellaphant.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2006
I wonder why this name has suddenly become so popular. It is fairly pretty, but it seems a strange choice for a name that suddenly tops the popularity charts.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2006
Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer, is a famous bearer.
swisssugar  5/24/2006
According to some accounts, the name Cinderella came from Cinder-Ella.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2006
Feminine without being frilly. This name seems youthful and playful to me, like somebody that would be easy to get along with and pleasant to be around.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2006
I love this name. Its very simple but very elegant. I think its recent popularity is due to the book Ella Enchanted, that is where I first heard of it.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2006
This name is very feminine and pretty. Cute for a child as well as nice sounding for an adult woman. I can see why it's become popular.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2006
When in its own right, I think Ella is a very cute name. I like short, simple names and this one really fits into that category. Fab.
Surreal  9/24/2006
I like Ella being short for Eleanor.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2006
Pavol Habera & Daniela Peštová have daughter Ella Haberová, she born in 21 July 2002 in New York City. She weighed 3kg at birth.
Maggie_Simpson  10/2/2006
I have seen Ella used as a nickname for Marcella.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2006
Ella (short for Elizabeth) was the sister of Alexandra Feodorovna, the last Russian czarina.
Shasta  10/18/2006
In Hebrew the name means "a goddess" a female god, while a male god is "Ell". "Elli" means "my god".
yadid_rh  10/23/2006
Love it. Wish it wasn't so popular.
nothingshortoftragic  12/12/2006
Beautiful name. I just love it.
Tito82  12/22/2006
I love this name. See my username. When I was little I thought this name was for a very chubby person. I now think this is a beautiful name and I love having this name.
Ella_Star95  1/13/2007
I think Ella is a beautiful name along with Oonagh. I want twins and guess what I'm going to call them? Ella and Oonagh (and another one called Elady).
libertycheri  1/14/2007
I love the name Ella. I love names that are short and sweet. :)
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/17/2007
Cute name, but it seems to be growing in popularity among the younger years.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2007
It's just SO BEAUTIFUL. It actually means "beautiful fairy woman". Can you get more beautiful and magical than that? I don't really like Ella as a nickname for Eleanor. I recommend just plain Ella! Also Ella was the name of the main character in ELLA ENCHANTED, and was also Cinderellas real name.
bookdiva  2/15/2007
I hate this name. No idea why. I prefer the less trendy and better sounding Stella and Etta. Or even the freakishly popular Emma. Just not Ella. Hate Ella.
QueenieCapulet  2/15/2007
In the book Just Ella, it tells the story of what happens to Cinderella (really Cinders-Ella) after the ball and wedding, and how tomboy, bookworm Cinders-Ella actually got there. I love that book and read it often, although I'm too old to fully enjoy it.
hiya  2/23/2007
This name is cute. It sounds very princess-like.
flipflops5  3/3/2007
This name appears in several medieval Norwegian epics.
laviha  3/5/2007
I just wanted to let you know that Ella also means 'goddess' in Hebrew.
Yasmine82  3/11/2007
Ella is a bit vague on it's own but I love Ella-Page or Ella-Jain and maybe even Mari-Ella.
Koolgal  3/24/2007
I love the name Ella, it's pretty and modern and sounds really nice. If I ever had a daughter I would call her Ella.
lisa_7  4/11/2007
I'd like to combine this with Fantine (fahn-TEEN); we'd have "Ella Fantine".
gaelruadh19  4/13/2007
Ella Hooper is the lead singer of the Australian rock band Killing Heidi.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2007
I like Ella a lot but I would prefer to use a longer, more traditional name that would be shortened to Ella, or something similar sounding with a more legitimate history as a name, like Stella.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2007
Ella is also the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 5th March (Czech).
Nicknames: Elly, Elke, Eli, Elen, Elenica.
Maggie_Simpson  9/11/2007
Ella is the name of the eldest daughter in the All-Of-A-Kind-Family book series.
tyro49  9/24/2007
Much better than Ellie, still it's a rather cold name.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
Can someone please explain where they're getting the information that Ella means "beautiful fairy woman?" I don't think this is correct, but I'm open if someone can name a source.
Monkey  11/16/2007
I think this name is beautiful, it has a pretty delicateness about it. I think a very nice combination is Ella Rose, Ella Jane, or Ella Marie.
bunnygirl  1/19/2008
I love this name. It is very sweet, but many people name their children Ellen and call her Ella until about college.
Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
This is a cute name. It reminds me of Rihanna's hit song "Umbrella" that goes "Under my Um-ber-Ella, Ella, Ella, Ay, Ay."
jasmineenimsaj  3/1/2008
Such a gorgeous name! This is to be the name of my first and final sister, who will surely fulfill the meaning.
SingingDove114  3/15/2008
Hebrew. Feminine form of Alon. Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
shs2455  3/28/2008
Ella - Old English meaning of "fairy friend."
sarahj  4/8/2008
This name is beautiful but it makes me think of the song 'umbrella' my Rhianna.
"Under my Umbrella-Ella-ella-hey-hey-hey!"
i-heart-me  4/26/2008
Slovak hockey player Richard Zedník and actress Jessica Welch have a daughter Ella Zedníková, born on 6. December, 2003.
MaggieSimpson  4/27/2008
It's not that I don't like it. It's a short, simple, pretty name with a pleasant sound. But gosh, how boring it is when you really think about it for a while. If you live with this name for decades, you'll probably be bored to tears of it yourself, as it's so plain, and, above all, so UNORIGINAL. This name is SO damn common that if you name your daughter Ella, she'll be one of some seven Ellas in her class. At least in Finland, that is surely going to be the case, but this name is overused a bit all over the good parts of the world (shh, don't tell Pandagonians I said this). So, it's a cute name, but hopelessly bland.
slight night shiver  5/22/2008
I like this name a lot. I think it is kind of young so I would use it as a middle name.
carly_ann  6/3/2008
I like this name, it has a really nice sound to it. But I don't think I would ever name a daughter this for two reasons: 1) I speak Spanish, so it would be a little like naming my child "she" (and it's pronounced eh-yah, not Al-yah), and 2) If your daughter happens to be on the heavier side, she could be nicknamed "Ella the Elephant". Immature yes, but kids can be so cruel these days.

That said, I would consider using it as a middle name.
isabelajane  6/10/2008
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (a granddaughter of Queen Victoria) was called Ella.
Kate  6/13/2008
Ella Dee is a character in the second season of the TV show Hex.
chameleon  6/28/2008
I'd never name my daughter this. I can't stand the name and I see it on top lists everywhere. It's overused, boring and unoriginal. The sound of Ella is ugly and the name is overly girly, cutesy and wouldn't sound right on an adult. I'd rather name my child Ellen or Eleanor, they're both nice names and more mature and classy. I'm so sick of Ella and I wanna turn up my nose at it every time I hear it.
nox  9/4/2008
I HATE this. Another "I completely can't understand why on earth this is so popular" name. All all all I can think of when I hear it is "elephant." Ellen and Eleanor are much much better.
queenv  9/27/2008
This is fine as a nickname, but I don't really like it as a full name.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2008
I prefer this over Emma (though I still like it), Emily, Ellen and Eleanor.
rachypiesheepbaa  2/25/2009
Ugh. This name is WAY overused. I'm sick and tired of hearing it. Why is it so popular? All I think of is "elephant". And I get irritated when I see people using it as a nickname for names that end in -Ella. If you like it that much, just name your daughter Ella.
bananarama  3/17/2009
I don't dislike the name, but it doesn't seem to have a lot of substance to it, and the surge in popularity puzzles me. It's become a really trendy nickname too, with a lot of people using -ella names like Isabella, Arabella, and Annabella just so they can call their daughters Ella. If you love the name that much and intend to only call her Ella, why not just call her Ella and skip the pretense of giving her a more formal name when Ella can be a name in its own right?
Anyechka  8/7/2009
This name is good, but only as a nickname. It is too incomplete to be a full name.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2009
Blah. I don't see the big "Woot" about this name. It's ok as a nickname but as a full name? Please a 40 year old Ella, wow funny.
1. It's becoming way too common
2. It's boring
3. It really doesn't suit anyone over 20.
italiannames  12/2/2009
I absolutely adore it! Gorgeous.
abbie  1/5/2010
This name is sort of an ear worm to me, despite -or because- it being so lazily composed.
lucyskydiamonds  1/16/2010
Nice name, but I can only imagine a young woman being called Ella. Also, it's too popular now.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2010
Beautiful. I just wish it wasn't so common.
Chrila96  11/19/2010
A nice, off-the-beaten-path nickname for Elizabeth - stands out from all the "Liz"-es and "Liza"-s.
elizabeth hamlet  6/3/2011
Love, love, love this name so much so we named our daughter Ella Grace. Such a pretty sounding name. We will always be happy with our choice and our daughter absolutely loves it. She is the only Ella in her school by the way. We got lucky!
Juliets_thoughts  9/3/2011
Ella is the daughter of American actor Mark Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham. Ella's siblings are Michael, Brendan, and Grace.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
I had a great-grandma named Ella. It was not a nickname, it was her full first name. Her parents were immigrants to the US from the Dutch / German border. She died only recently at the age of 113. She has a Wikipedia page if you are interested in her. She's on there because she was a supercentenarian.

I find it interesting that so many people find it hard to imagine this name only on a young child. This name was very popular in the late 19th Century in the US and parts of Europe. So many of us probably have grandmothers or great-grandmothers or great-great grandmothers with this name. This name has recently become popular again. As have names like Bella, Emma, Eva and Ava. It seems that short but sweet names are currently trendy. This name has a place in my heart even if it isn't my style.
Serafina Starstrider  3/20/2012
If someone is named Ella, how do you know if it's ELLA(1) or ELLA(2)?
Kosta  5/25/2012
"Cinderella" does not come from "Cinder Ella." It's an anglicization of French "Cendrillon." The association with "Ella" came later.
Kosta  5/25/2012
GAH, I hate this name! It's not even like a real name, just half of one. How boring can you get?
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Even though this name is kind of simple and almost plain, it has a classy and almost ethereal quality to me. When I hear this name, I imagine a graceful woman with a kind of quiet strength about her.
renee06  3/5/2013
I think this name is so strange. It sounds incomplete, like there should be something in front of it or behind it. Plus, I can't take it seriously because of the movie Ella Enchanted.
Oh, and not to mention every time I hear this name, in my head I go "Under my umbrella Ella ella ay ay ay" because of the song Umbrella by Rihanna.
I suppose this is ok for a nickname, but I don't find this name pretty. It's kinda boring and sounds unestablished.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2013
I love the name Ella, its my name. Ella Louange. My mom's name is Stella, so she shortened it to call me Ella. I just love it!
Ella.Lou  8/12/2013
This is such a cute name for a girl of any age.
Doodlegirl  11/8/2013
I like it only as a nickname, not a full name. I don't like it as a nickname for Eleanor though, it just feels weird to take out the e for some reason. I prefer Elanor.
Skygray15  11/18/2013
I love this name :) Not just because it's my name, but I think it's a lovely name, and happy that's it belongs to me! Where I live it actually isn't that popular. I'm the only Ella in my school.

When I used to walk into school, everybody used to sing "Under my umbrella, Ella, Ella, ay, ay, ay," it was so funny!

I don't really mind that some people think it is over used and too popular. I love unique and not-that-popular names, but Ella is unique and un-popular in my local area :D

It actually is alright on adults, for example Ella Henderson and Ella Fitzgerald. It suits/suited (RIP xox) them!

Thank you :) x Sorry, I just had to do a rant LOL!
EllaUnderHerUmbrella  4/22/2014
I never knew this name existed and it's number 12. I guess it's okay, far too short and a bit vapid for my taste.
Jason Malcolm  5/10/2014
I tend to think of Ella as a nick name. It's very cute as a nickname for Eleanor but I don't think it really works very well for any other names. I definitely think it does not have enough sophistication or substance to stand alone as a name, ESPECIALLY for a working adult.
LadyEleanor  5/10/2014
Dopey name. It means "other"? Anyone who took Spanish in high school knows that it means "she". Such an ugly and meaningless name to give a girl.
johann14  6/29/2014
My oldest daughters' name is Ella. I loved how sophisticated, feminine, and beautiful it is.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2014
My name is Ella. I love my name. I don't think that it is too popular. I do appreciate my mom that she named me Ella. Sometimes when I meet pregnant woman and they hear my name, they are changing their mind to name their daughters' Ella. I think that the name Ella is classy, rare and sounds absolutely fabulous.
Ella. Ahgal  9/14/2014
I think this is a BEAUTIFUL name! :D.
― Anonymous User  10/4/2014
Ella McMahon, better known by her stage name Ella Eyre, is a British singer and songwriter.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2014
Ella is one of the main characters in the Game Boy Advance video game Mario Golf: Advance Tour.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, known by her stage name "Lorde", is a New Zealand singer and songwriter.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2014
I like this name! It's really pretty!
namefan5000  12/24/2014
Ella Hooper bears this name. She is a well-known Australian singer, best known for being the lead singer of The Verses and Killing Heidi. She is also the team captain of Season 2 of Spicks and Specks.

Ritchie Neville (one of the band members of Five) and Natasha Hamilton (one of the members of Atomic Kitten) have a daughter called Ella.
emilydominko  3/21/2015
Ella Chen (birth name: Chen Chia-Hwa) is a Taiwanese singer, actress, and TV host. She is the oldest member of Taiwanese girl group S.H.E.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2015
This name is ok but it sounds so boring and dull! If you like names beginning with e then go for something like eva instead.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
Pronounced "ell-ah".
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
Love this because of Ella Fitzgerald. Will probably use this... seems the Ella trend has waned these days!
silly_rabbit  9/19/2015
Ella is a character in Sonic X.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2015
My paternal grandmother's name was Ella (born in the 1920's). She was named for her mother, who, in turn, was named for HER mother. She ended the trend with her own daughter, whom she refused to name after herself. She HATED her name and said she never wanted any future children named for her. She thought her name sounded ugly, foreign (her family was from Germany), and old-fashioned.

She died in the 1990's and I laugh now, thinking that she just missed seeing how trendy her name has become. I don't know if she'd feel bad for all the little Ellas or would learn to embrace her name now. I also find it hilarious how many commenters here are saying that they can't imagine the name for anyone other than a little girl, seeing as the name is all over my family tree--belonging to women I have only ever known as old ladies.

As for me now, all the little preschoolers with this name have changed my impression from "grandmom name" to cute and kind of pretty. I'm glad it's had a resurgence.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2015
Gabriella "Ella" Henderson is a British singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2016
I find it very cute as a nickname, but as a full first name I find it to be too short and too soft. Try a longer first name and use this as a nickname, if you want to call your daughter this.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
You're right! This is a bit too short to be a first name that is EXACTLY what I was thinking!

And if anyone one else really likes this name, consider:
But don't do Salmonella! Lol!
Sania01  7/25/2016
Some of these comments aren't very nice! I'm called Ella and I was born in 1999 when it was not a popular name. I do actually like it and I don't care if it's hard for people to understand that it isn't short for anything!
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
Ella Baker was an American Civil Rights activist.
Madeline_Kawaii  4/19/2017
Very popular, but beautiful anyway! I love the name Ella (and Ellie)! I think Ella is great on its own AND it's a great nickname. Longer versions of Ella include Elouise, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Elia, and Elowin, all of which are beautiful names.
Katesnames15  4/23/2017
Ella Yelich-O'Connor, New Zealand alternative singer known by the stage name 'Lorde'.
― Anonymous User  5/22/2017
I think Ella is a beautiful name, it reminds me of a nice funny girl. I don't think that it is "too short to be a name" it's pretty and no names are "too short".
TeddyBear64  7/6/2017
Name - Ela एला
Origin - Sanskrit
Pronunciation (English ) - eɪ-laa, eɪlA
Pronunciation (Hindi) elaa एला
MEANING - cardamom, pastime, merriness, sport.
Vishal Khatri  7/18/2017
I like the name Ella, but not just because that's my name. The thing I don't like about Ella (this also goes with a lot of other short names) is that there aren't really any nicknames for it. Maybe Ellie, but I don't really think that's a nickname since it's actually longer than Ella itself.
Ella Frances  8/7/2017
My name is Ella and even though I hear about other Ella's all over school it doesn't really bother me. Scrolling through these comments I saw that people don't know how to nickname Ella because it's so short. Personally I am called El by my family and friends. And when it's used in Spanish it sounds completely different when you say it, just not when you spell it.
BrookeRose394  9/20/2017
Hi! Finally someone with the name Ella here! I used to hate my name when I was younger but now I'm starting to like it a bit more. I am part Spanish and my Spanish friends never get confused and say "eyah" instead of Ella but I guess it's what country you're in that makes it like that.
Ellls12121  10/7/2017
Also, I'd like to say that personally eyah and Ella do sound the same, it's just a Y instead of an L sound so it sounds pretty much all the same when you say it.
Ellls12121  10/7/2017
Last year, there were 3 girls named Ella in Poland.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2017
Ella Sanoo (real name Ella Koskela) is the Finnish singer from Vasa.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2017
I love this name. I generally tend to like names ending in -Ella or with -el- anywhere in them. Ella is a very fresh sounding name for me. It's soft and girly, but very energetic at the same time. I associate it with a playful, imaginative, sociable girl, believing in fairies and other fairy tale creatures, she loves to sing and be close to nature, is very chatty and rather naive, but also very bright and energetic, she's very kind to people and very outgoing. She's small and slim, has long, black, curly hair, rosy cheeks, eyes in the colour of the sea, or they can be hazel, red lips, small hands and feet, she likes long dresses, her favourite colours are pink and silver and she likes to look elegant. I tend to pronounce it EL-lah.
mairinn  10/11/2017
US English girl synthetic voice created by Acapela Group is called Ella.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2017
― Anonymous User  12/20/2017
Ella is not that interesting of a name to me. I think it's more like a nickname than a first name. Plus, this name is way too overused, especially by celebrities.
XironDarkstar  1/15/2018
Ella is a pretty nickname, however I'm really not fond of it as a full name.
LadyEleanor  3/18/2018

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