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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tella

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From Old Portuguese tella, from Vulgar Latin *tegla, from Latin tēgula. Compare Portuguese telha, Spanish teja.

  1. roof tile

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tella

He was most active from 544 to 546. Sergius was born in Viranşehir. He breathed his last breath in 546.


Sylvia Tella is a lovers rock musician. She was most active from 1970 to present. Sylvia was given the name Silifatu Mornii Wehabie Tella .


Torcuato was born in 1892. He died in 1948.


John was born in 483. He passed away in 538.


Rafael was born on January 4th, 1965.


Guido di Tella was a Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Worship. Guido was born on June 12th, 1931 in Buenos Aires. He left this life on December 31st, 2001.


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Popularity of Tella as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tella U.S.
  White 54.25% 64.26%
  African American 20.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tella

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tella

  • How Popular is the name Tella? Tella is the 46,061st most popular name of all time. As a last name Tella was the 48,530th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54 babies born with the first name Tella in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tella is Wednesday, September 22nd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Tella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tella was in 1989 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tella: Your name in reverse order is Allet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tlael. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 435 people with the last name Tella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tella? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tella as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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