Ella

First Name
298k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
296
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ella mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ella

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

Wiktionary

A 19th century shortening of Eleanor or Ellen, later also used for any name ending in -ella, such as Gabriella or Daniella. Similar abbreviations have been formed independently in many European languages, for any name containing the syllable -el-, e.g. Elisabeth.

  1. A female given name.

Ella was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Plautdietsch, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Ella

Lorde is a singer and songwriter. She holds the title Royals". She was most active from 2009 to present. Lorde was given the name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor on November 7th, 1996 in New Zealand.

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Ella was given the name Ella Jane Fitzgerald on April 25th, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia, U.S. She breathed her last breath on June 15th, 1996.

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Ella Purnell is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2010. Ella was born on September 17th, 1996 in London.

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Ella Henderson is a pop music, contemporary r&b, and soul music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Ella was given the name Gabriella Michelle Henderson on January 12th, 1996 in Tetney, Lincolnshire, England. Ella is also known as Henderson and Gabriella Michelle.

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Ella Eyre is a contemporary r&b, pop music, neo soul, drum, and bass musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Ella was given the name Ella McMahon on April 1st, 1994.

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Ella was given the name Ella Josephine Baker on December 13th, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia. She died on December 13th, 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ella

Mark Ella is a rugby player.

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Steve Ella is a rugby player.

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Krishna M. Ella is a cmd at bharat biotech. Krishna was born in 1948 in Tamil Nadu, India.

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Glen was born on June 5th, 1959 in Australia national rugby union team.

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Armand Ken Ella is a soccer player for the Sandecja Nowy Sącz, FC Barcelona, FC Karpaty Lviv, Kaposvári Rákóczi FC, and Cameroon national under-20 football team. Armand was born on February 23rd, 1993 in Cameroon.

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Erez was born in 1970.

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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 3,173 3,158 15 #87 girl name
1920 3,244 3,232 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 2,869 2,851 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 2,175 2,162 13
1932 2,277 2,258 19
1933 2,045 2,027 18
1934 2,088 2,070 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 1,680 1,659 21
1943 1,673 1,663 10
1944 1,577 1,572 5
1945 1,480 1,472 8
1946 1,508 1,499 9
1947 1,642 1,636 6
1948 1,561 1,553 8
1949 1,558 1,552 6
1950 1,383 1,378 5
1951 1,364 1,364 0
1952 1,254 1,245 9
1953 1,169 1,160 9
1954 1,099 1,099 0
1955 1,132 1,127 5
1956 989 989 0
1957 966 966 0
1958 839 839 0
1959 867 867 0
1960 753 747 6
1961 714 714 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 173 173 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 165 165 0
1990 235 235 0
1991 216 216 0
1992 228 228 0
1993 266 266 0
1994 312 312 0
1995 309 309 0
1996 383 383 0
1997 498 498 0
1998 654 654 0
1999 769 769 0
2000 1,220 1,220 0
2001 1,718 1,718 0
2002 3,560 3,560 0 #89 girl name
2003 5,911 5,902 9 #44 girl name
2004 8,264 8,237 27 #29 girl name
2005 9,074 9,062 12 #23 girl name
2006 9,220 9,206 14 #21 girl name
2007 9,560 9,544 16 #21 girl name
2008 9,359 9,349 10 #19 girl name
2009 9,662 9,650 12 #15 girl name
2010 9,886 9,872 14 #13 girl name
2011 9,592 9,586 6 #12 girl name
2012 9,211 9,198 13 #12 girl name
2013 8,453 8,444 9 #15 girl name
2014 8,554 8,547 7 #17 girl name
2015 7,896 7,896 0 #18 girl name
2016 7,903 7,898 5 #17 girl name
2017 8,020 8,014 6 #16 girl name

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Popularity of Ella as a first name

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Popularity of Ella as a last name

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Common last names for Ella

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Harris
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Walker
  • Clark
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ella U.S.
  White 35.47% 64.26%
  African American 9.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 45.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ella

People with the last name Ella are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ella

  • What name lists does Ella rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ella? Ella is the 244th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Ella was the 16th most popular name. As a last name Ella was the 66,754th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 297,668 babies born with the first name Ella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ella to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,156 new born babies.
  • When was Ella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ella is Thursday, December 22nd, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Ella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ella was in 2010 with a total of 9,872 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ella!
  • Random Ella Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ella ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 21 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Ella: Your name in reverse order is Alle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 296 people with the last name Ella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ella? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ella as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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