User comments for Ella (1) (Meaning / History Only)

"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
Ella can be short from Elizabet or Stella.
Anjamon  9/3/2005
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
I have seen Ella used as a nickname for Marcella.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2006
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
I just wanted to let you know that Ella also means 'goddess' in Hebrew.
Yasmine82  3/11/2007
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
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

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