Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EHL-ə(English)
EHL-lah(Finnish)
EHL-law(Hungarian)
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of Eleanor, Ellen 1 and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.

Related Names

DiminutivesLillia, Lillie, Nellie, Nelly(English)
Masculine FormsGábor, Gábriel(Hungarian)
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Petronia(Ancient Roman) Zabel(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Elixabete(Basque) Alena(Belarusian) Elisheba, Elizabeth, Elisabeth(Biblical) Elisabet(Biblical Greek) Elisheva(Biblical Hebrew) Elisabeth(Biblical Latin) Elena, Eleonora, Elisaveta, Elizabet, Gabriela(Bulgarian) Elisabet, Helena(Catalan) Elizabeta, Gabrijela, Helena, Jelena, Ela(Croatian) Alžběta, Gabriela, Helena, Alena, Elen, Eliška, Helenka, Lenka, Liliana(Czech) Eleonora, Elisabeth, Gabriëlle, Heleen, Helena, Isabeau, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Petronella, Betje, Eline, Elise, Ellen, Elly, Els, Else, Elsje, Heleentje, Ilse, Isa, Lies, Liesbeth, Liese, Liesje, Lijsbeth, Lisa, Lize, Noor, Noortje, Nora, Pietronella(Dutch) Elena, Eliisabet, Elina, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Elo, Heli, Helle, Leena, Liis, Liisa, Liisi, Liisu(Estonian) Aliénor, Eléonore, Élisabeth, Gabrielle, Hélène, Isabel, Isabelle, Babette, Élise, Isabeau, Léna, Lili, Liliane, Lilianne, Lise, Lisette, Nelly, Pétronille(French) Bet, Lys(Frisian) Sabela(Galician) Elene, Elisabed, Eliso, Eliza, Liza(Georgian) Elena, Eleni, Eleonora, Elisavet, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Elikapeka(Hawaiian) Elisheva(Hebrew) Elísabet, Helena, Ísabella, Elsa(Icelandic) Eilís, Eilish, Isibéal, Léan, Sibéal(Irish) Elena, Eleonora, Elisabetta, Gabriella, Ileana, Isabella, Petronilla, Bettina, Elisa, Elsa, Isa, Leonora, Liana, Liliana, Lisa, Nora, Norina(Italian) Petronilla(Late Roman) Eleonora, Elīna, Elizabete, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Elīza, Ina, Līna, Nora(Latvian) Bet, Betje, Noor, Noortje(Limburgish) Elena, Elžbieta, Gabrielė, Jelena, Elzė(Lithuanian) Elena, Elisaveta, Beti, Veta(Macedonian) Ealisaid(Manx) Ibb(Medieval English) Isabeau(Medieval French) Isabel(Medieval Occitan) Alienòr, Isabèl(Occitan) Eleonora, Elżbieta, Gabriela, Helena, Izabela, Izabella, Ela, Eliza, Helenka, Iza, Lena, Liliana, Lilianna(Polish) Gabriela, Helena, Isabel, Leonor, Belinha, Elisa, Elisabete, Elizabete, Isabela, Lena, Liana, Liliana(Portuguese) Eliza, Izabel, Lílian(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Elena, Elisabeta, Gabriela, Gavrila, Ileana, Isabela, Isabella, Petronela, Eliza, Gabi, Ilinca, Lenuța, Liana, Liliana(Romanian) Elena, Eleonora, Elizaveta, Yelena, Yelizaveta, Aliona, Alyona, Lena, Liza, Lizaveta, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Ealasaid, Eilionoir, Elspet, Elspeth, Iseabail, Ishbel, Isobel, Beileag, Eilidh, Lileas, Lilias, Lillias(Scottish) Jelena, Jelisaveta, Ela, Jela(Serbian) Alžbeta, Elena, Eleonóra, Gabriela, Helena, Petronela, Alena, Eliška, Lenka, Nela(Slovak) Elizabeta, Gabrijela, Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Špela(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Gabriela, Ileana, Isabel, Leonor, Ysabel, Eli, Elisa, Elisabet, Isa, Isabela, Liliana(Spanish) Eleonora, Olena, Yelyzaveta, Yelysaveta(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin, Bethan(Welsh)
Same SpellingElla 1
User SubmissionsEłła, Ella, Ellá

People think this name is

youthful   natural   wholesome   refined   simple   nerdy  

Name Days

Estonia: February 10
Finland: February 10
France: February 1
Hungary: February 13
Latvia: March 7
Sweden: February 19

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Entry updated April 25, 2021