Girl name origins & meanings
- French : Intelligent; smart
Family name origins & meanings
- German and Dutch : metonymic occupational name for a dealer in cloth or a tailor, from Middle High German, Middle Low German el(l)e ‘yardstick’, ‘length of the lower arm’.
- German : from a short form, Edilo, from any of various Germanic personal names composed with adal ‘noble family’.
- English : from the female personal name Ela, a reduced form of Elena and possibly also of Eleanor.