Ella Name Meaning & Origin

Ella

Pronunciation: EH-lə (key)

Origin of the name Ella:

Brought to England by the Normans, Ella originated as a short form of any of the various names containing the Germanic element ali (foreign, other). Alternatively, Ella is now taken as a variant of Ellen (light).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ellie, Ariela, Estella, Graciela, Helen, Marcella

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Nicknames for Ella

Ellie, Ella Bella, Elsa, Ells, El, Elsie, Nell, Nellie, Ell Bell, Elly

Meanings and history of the name Ella

Of Germanic origin. Derived from (name) prefix "alia-" meaning 'alien/other'. It can also be a short form of Elizabeth, meaning "covenant with God", or Eleanor/Ellen, meaning "light". Elfin or beautiful fairy woman.
It can also mean "silly fish" depending on where they are from, (this is common in Austria)

German: All, complete; also familiar form of Eleanor and Ellen

The word ella is the spanish word for 'she' and is pronounced like ay-yuh.

In Hebrew Ella אלה has two meanings. 1) A tree indigenous to the middle east, Pistacia Terebinth, from the pistaccio family. As written in Isiah 6-13: And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land." 2) Ella means goddess in modern Hebrew.

Ella इला means earth in Sanskrit

Famous real-life people named Ella

Ella Yelich-O'Connor(Lorde), New Zealand born singer-songwriter
Ella Jane Fitzgerald, American singer
Ella Josephine Baker, American civil rights leader
Ella Hooper, lead singer of Australian band Killing Heidi
Ella Selley (b. 1996), cousin of One Direction member Harry Styles
Ella Corrinne Beatty (b. 2000), daughter of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening
Ella Bleu Travolta (b. 2000), daughter of John Travolta and Kelly Preston
Ella Olivia Stiller (b. 2002), daughter of Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
Ella Rae Wahlberg (b. 2003), daughter of Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
Ella Bailey Saucedo (b. 2004), daughter of Rebecca Herbst and Michael Saucedo
Ella Sofia Gordon (b. 2007), daughter of American former professional stock car racing driver Jeff Gordon
Ella Alexander Rodriguez (b. 2008), daughter of Alex Rodriguez and Cynthia Scurtis
Ella Betsi Janet Gruffudd (b. 2009), daughter of English actress Alice Evans and Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd
Ella Kole Moore (b. 2010), daughter of Kate and Justin Moore
Ella Rose Dobson (b. 2014) daughter of Five singer Ritchie Neville and Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton

Ella in song, story & screen

Ella, character in "Ella Enchanted"
In the fairy tale "Cinderella", the heroine's real name is Ella, she is called Cinderella because of the ashes and soot she gets on herself while cleaning.

Song: "Ella elle l'a" (Pronounced "Ella Ella", means "Ella, she has it".) by France Gall 1987. Remake by Kate Ryan 2008.

Ella Cinders, a comic strip character

Ella Swenson, character from fantasy/ thriller movie Cowboys vs Aliens

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