Vella

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vella

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Vella is of Spanish origin and means "A star that comes once in a millennium".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vella

Alex was born in 1954.

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Karmenu Vella is a European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs, Fisheries, and European Commissioner forthe Environment. Karmenu was born on June 19th, 1950 in Żurrieq.

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Michael Vella is a rugby player. Michael was born on February 19th, 1978.

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John Vella is a football player. He was most active from 1972 to 1980. John was born on April 21st, 1950 in Cleveland.

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Glen Vella is a pop music singer, learning support assistant, and singing. His career lasted from 2005 to 2005. Glen was born on May 14th, 1983.

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George William Vella is a Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister of Malta, Deputy Leader of theLabour Party, and List of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Malta. George was born on April 24th, 1942 in Żejtun.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 6 6 0
1884 11 11 0
1885 15 15 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 5 5 0
1889 10 10 0
1890 7 7 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 15 15 0
1893 11 11 0
1894 8 8 0
1895 14 14 0
1896 16 16 0
1897 13 13 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 15 15 0
1900 22 22 0
1901 13 13 0
1902 11 11 0
1903 19 19 0
1904 20 20 0
1905 18 18 0
1906 16 16 0
1907 20 20 0
1908 26 26 0
1909 20 20 0
1910 22 22 0
1911 23 23 0
1912 35 35 0
1913 30 30 0
1914 36 36 0
1915 53 53 0
1916 48 48 0
1917 45 45 0
1918 52 52 0
1919 49 49 0
1920 33 33 0
1921 52 52 0
1922 41 41 0
1923 31 31 0
1924 53 53 0
1925 35 35 0
1926 38 38 0
1927 39 39 0
1928 46 46 0
1929 42 42 0
1930 32 32 0
1931 38 38 0
1932 34 34 0
1933 31 31 0
1934 37 37 0
1935 27 27 0
1936 22 22 0
1937 30 30 0
1938 34 34 0
1939 19 19 0
1940 22 22 0
1941 22 22 0
1942 17 17 0
1943 17 17 0
1944 16 16 0
1945 23 23 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 26 26 0
1948 22 22 0
1949 19 19 0
1950 11 11 0
1951 19 19 0
1952 14 14 0
1953 15 15 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 11 11 0
1956 12 12 0
1957 17 17 0
1958 26 26 0
1959 18 18 0
1960 15 15 0
1961 12 12 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 10 10 0
1964 7 7 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1972 6 6 0
1973 5 5 0
1982 7 7 0
2005 5 5 0
2007 7 7 0
2008 11 11 0
2009 11 11 0
2010 14 14 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 19 19 0
2013 21 21 0
2014 16 16 0
2015 17 17 0
2016 20 20 0
2017 22 22 0

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International Interest for Vella

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Vella as a first name

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Popularity of Vella as a last name

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Common last names for Vella

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Taylor
  • Morris
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vella U.S.
  White 86.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vella

People with the last name Vella are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Vella

  • How Popular is the name Vella? Vella is the 6,583rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Vella was the 8,189th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,098 babies born with the first name Vella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vella to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Vella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vella is Wednesday, October 22nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Vella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vella was in 1915 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Vella Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vella is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Vella: Your name in reverse order is Allev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elvla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,051 people with the last name Vella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vella? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Vella as their last name.

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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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