Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. EHL-ə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Norman name, originally a short form of Germanic names containing the element alles meaning "other" (Proto-Germanic *aljaz). 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).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAlia(Germanic)
Same SpellingElla 2
User SubmissionsEłła, Ella, Ellá

People think this name is

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Name Days

Estonia: February 10
France: February 1
Latvia: March 7


Entry updated December 7, 2022