Updated May 24, 2023

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What does Ella mean and stand for?

The name Ella is said to have many meanings and origins. In Hebrew, it has two meanings: "goddess", and it is also the name for a tree within the pistachio family.

According to English origins, it means "all, completely; fairy maiden".

According to Germanic origins, it may mean "all" or "other".

Syllables: 2

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How Popular Is The Name Ella


According to 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.

However, it is the 45th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

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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Nicknames for Ella

  • El
  • Ellie

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Ella meaning and origin