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282k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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296
in the U.S.
in 2010

Ella

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Nicknames and Given Names for Ella

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

Fun Facts about the name Ella

  • How many people with the first name Ella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 281,604 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 9,869 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ella!
  • Random Ella Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ella ranks 13th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 232 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2004.
  • 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 Llae. 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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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

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  • 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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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.

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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.

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 With the Name Ella

Lorde

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 Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was an influential person. 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

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

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

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 Baker

Ella Baker was a noteworthy human. 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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  • Ella Edmondson
    (musician)
  • Ella Raines
    (famous individual)
  • Ella Ballentine
    (actor)
  • Ella Harper
    (influential individual)
  • Ella Hooper
    (musician)
  • Ella Cruz
    (actor)
  • Ella A. Thomas
    (actress)
  • Ella Scott Lynch
    (important person)
  • Ella Grasso
    (64th Secretary of the State of Connecticut)
  • Ella Koon
    (singing)
  • Ella Mae Morse
    (singing)
  • Ella Masar McLeod
    (soccer player)
  • Margaret Gibson
    (famed human)
  • Elsa Triolet
    (writer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ella

Mark Ella

Mark Ella is a rugby player.

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Steve Ella

Steve Ella is a rugby player.

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Krishna M. Ella

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

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Glen Ella

Glen Ella is a famous person. Glen was born on June 5th, 1959 in Australia national rugby union team.

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Armand Ken Ella

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 Ella

Erez Ella is a noteworthy individual. Erez was born in 1970.

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What does the name Ella mean?

Eis for enrich, a quality you share.

Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Ais for agreeable, the best side of you!

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