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Ella

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How popular is the baby name Ella in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,156 1,156 0 #13 girl name
1881 1,148 1,148 0 #13 girl name
1882 1,206 1,206 0 #15 girl name
1883 1,256 1,251 5 #16 girl name
1884 1,380 1,374 6 #19 girl name
1885 1,401 1,395 6 #19 girl name
1886 1,470 1,464 6 #19 girl name
1887 1,521 1,521 0 #16 girl name
1888 1,782 1,774 8 #18 girl name
1889 1,647 1,647 0 #22 girl name
1890 1,758 1,758 0 #23 girl name
1891 1,692 1,685 7 #23 girl name
1892 1,814 1,808 6 #27 girl name
1893 1,760 1,760 0 #28 girl name
1894 1,769 1,761 8 #31 girl name
1895 1,692 1,692 0 #35 girl name
1896 1,689 1,683 6 #36 girl name
1897 1,708 1,708 0 #36 girl name
1898 1,726 1,715 11 #39 girl name
1899 1,510 1,502 8 #42 girl name
1900 1,923 1,911 12 #42 girl name
1901 1,442 1,435 7 #42 girl name
1902 1,532 1,525 7 #45 girl name
1903 1,426 1,419 7 #50 girl name
1904 1,439 1,432 7 #48 girl name
1905 1,448 1,438 10 #52 girl name
1906 1,350 1,343 7 #54 girl name
1907 1,457 1,451 6 #54 girl name
1908 1,434 1,428 6 #56 girl name
1909 1,391 1,382 9 #60 girl name
1910 1,595 1,587 8 #62 girl name
1911 1,613 1,604 9 #63 girl name
1912 1,921 1,921 0 #69 girl name
1913 2,082 2,071 11 #70 girl name
1914 2,318 2,308 10 #72 girl name
1915 2,962 2,954 8 #75 girl name
1916 2,970 2,965 5 #81 girl name
1917 3,069 3,054 15 #83 girl name
1918 3,298 3,290 8 #84 girl name
1919 3,172 3,157 15 #87 girl name
1920 3,243 3,231 12 #88 girl name
1921 3,258 3,237 21 #89 girl name
1922 3,167 3,150 17 #90 girl name
1923 3,007 2,994 13 #94 girl name
1924 3,080 3,061 19 #94 girl name
1925 3,022 3,007 15 #93 girl name
1926 2,870 2,852 18 #98 girl name
1927 2,856 2,843 13 #98 girl name
1928 2,686 2,670 16 #100 girl name
1929 2,491 2,472 19
1930 2,423 2,404 19
1931 2,174 2,161 13
1932 2,275 2,256 19
1933 2,045 2,027 18
1934 2,090 2,072 18
1935 1,921 1,900 21
1936 1,851 1,838 13
1937 1,763 1,747 16
1938 1,737 1,728 9
1939 1,842 1,829 13
1940 1,681 1,670 11
1941 1,716 1,697 19
1942 1,681 1,660 21
1943 1,673 1,663 10
1944 1,576 1,571 5
1945 1,480 1,472 8
1946 1,508 1,499 9
1947 1,642 1,636 6
1948 1,560 1,552 8
1949 1,560 1,554 6
1950 1,382 1,377 5
1951 1,358 1,358 0
1952 1,256 1,247 9
1953 1,171 1,162 9
1954 1,099 1,099 0
1955 1,130 1,125 5
1956 989 989 0
1957 967 967 0
1958 840 840 0
1959 867 867 0
1960 754 748 6
1961 713 713 0
1962 637 630 7
1963 597 597 0
1964 565 565 0
1965 484 478 6
1966 429 429 0
1967 384 384 0
1968 313 313 0
1969 320 320 0
1970 324 324 0
1971 257 257 0
1972 206 206 0
1973 225 225 0
1974 212 212 0
1975 184 184 0
1976 182 182 0
1977 163 163 0
1978 174 174 0
1979 172 172 0
1980 174 174 0
1981 179 179 0
1982 178 178 0
1983 156 156 0
1984 138 138 0
1985 146 146 0
1986 127 127 0
1987 128 128 0
1988 182 182 0
1989 164 164 0
1990 234 234 0
1991 216 216 0
1992 228 228 0
1993 265 265 0
1994 311 311 0
1995 305 305 0
1996 382 382 0
1997 497 497 0
1998 651 651 0
1999 768 768 0
2000 1,219 1,219 0
2001 1,718 1,718 0
2002 3,559 3,559 0 #89 girl name
2003 5,909 5,900 9 #44 girl name
2004 8,263 8,236 27 #29 girl name
2005 9,074 9,062 12 #23 girl name
2006 9,218 9,204 14 #21 girl name
2007 9,556 9,540 16 #21 girl name
2008 9,357 9,347 10 #19 girl name
2009 9,656 9,644 12 #15 girl name
2010 9,883 9,869 14 #13 girl name
2011 9,586 9,580 6 #12 girl name
2012 9,197 9,185 12 #12 girl name
2013 8,437 8,428 9 #15 girl name
2014 8,532 8,525 7 #17 girl name
2015 7,852 7,852 0 #18 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Ella baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 281,604 babies born with the name Ella in the United States. That's more than enough Ellas to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,156 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ella" was in 2010 with a total of 9,869 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ellas)

According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ella" ranks #25 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 14 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2007. Across the entire United States a total of 9,556 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Ella popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ella" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ella as well as things modernly associated with the name Ella such as celebrities named Ella.

Origin and Meaning of Ella

The name "Ella" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Young Girl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald is a singer and actress specializing in swing, bebop, traditional pop, and vocal jazz music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1934 to 1994. Ella was born in 1918 as Ella Jane Fitzgerald in Newport News, Virginia, United States.

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Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Ella was born in 1983 as Ella Keighery Hooper.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ella

Ella Anderson
Ella Henderson
Ella Baker
Ella Enchanted
Ella Travolta
Ella Eyre
Ella Rue
Ella Wahlberg

Alternative Meanings

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for luster, your shine.

L is for lucky, who is more?

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Alle". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eall". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Ella born Aug 29, 1943

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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