Meaning and Origin of: Ella

Girl name origins & meanings

Ella baby name meaning

  • Old German : All

Syllables: 2

Girl name variations


Ella is the number 15 most popular girls name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. Ella has gradually risen in popularity since 2000, where it was at its lowest rank of 264. It rose to its peak popularity in 2012 to position 12.

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According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ella was at its peak popularity in October 2018.

The name Ella has a rich history and has been in use since Greek mythology, and was very popular during the Victorian era. It has risen to popularity again in the last decade thanks to notable celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, John Travolta, Eric Clapton, and Ben Stiller, all of who have named their daughter Ella. Its popularity can also be attributed to the iconic Ella Fitzgerald, and pop culture references like the movie Ella Enchanted.

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