• 12k Zella
First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
298
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zella

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Wiktionary

From Latin cilia, accusative plural of cilium (“eyelid”).

  1. (anatomy) eyebrow

Notable Persons Named Zella

Zella Day is an indie pop singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Percussion instrument, Acoustic guitar, and Vocals. She has been prominent since 2012. Zella was given the name Zella Day Kerr on March 13th, 1995 in Pinetop, Arizona, U.S.

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Zella Lehr is a country music musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1978 to 1985. Zella was born on March 14th, 1951.

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She breathed her last breath in 1952.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 31 31 0
1881 38 38 0
1882 50 50 0
1883 55 55 0
1884 63 63 0
1885 56 56 0
1886 72 72 0
1887 67 67 0
1888 111 111 0
1889 96 96 0
1890 108 108 0
1891 115 115 0
1892 102 102 0
1893 109 109 0
1894 138 138 0
1895 137 137 0
1896 130 130 0
1897 128 128 0
1898 115 115 0
1899 102 102 0
1900 171 171 0
1901 122 122 0
1902 124 124 0
1903 132 132 0
1904 126 126 0
1905 110 110 0
1906 108 108 0
1907 123 123 0
1908 125 125 0
1909 131 131 0
1910 151 151 0
1911 144 144 0
1912 186 186 0
1913 199 199 0
1914 224 224 0
1915 265 265 0
1916 248 248 0
1917 298 298 0
1918 244 244 0
1919 255 255 0
1920 244 244 0
1921 280 280 0
1922 235 235 0
1923 267 267 0
1924 235 235 0
1925 228 228 0
1926 216 216 0
1927 190 190 0
1928 213 213 0
1929 178 178 0
1930 184 184 0
1931 159 159 0
1932 159 159 0
1933 151 151 0
1934 137 137 0
1935 131 131 0
1936 112 112 0
1937 110 110 0
1938 119 119 0
1939 113 113 0
1940 114 114 0
1941 78 78 0
1942 86 86 0
1943 113 113 0
1944 81 81 0
1945 98 98 0
1946 80 80 0
1947 99 99 0
1948 91 91 0
1949 85 85 0
1950 88 88 0
1951 75 75 0
1952 68 68 0
1953 59 59 0
1954 48 48 0
1955 50 50 0
1956 54 54 0
1957 39 39 0
1958 44 44 0
1959 45 45 0
1960 37 37 0
1961 56 56 0
1962 41 41 0
1963 41 41 0
1964 27 27 0
1965 35 35 0
1966 18 18 0
1967 20 20 0
1968 23 23 0
1969 18 18 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 11 11 0
1972 20 20 0
1973 11 11 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 15 15 0
1979 5 5 0
1980 6 6 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 9 9 0
1984 7 7 0
1985 5 5 0
1986 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1991 5 5 0
1992 9 9 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 7 7 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 6 6 0
1998 7 7 0
1999 8 8 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 17 17 0
2004 34 34 0
2005 35 35 0
2006 40 40 0
2007 48 48 0
2008 53 53 0
2009 60 60 0
2010 71 71 0
2011 90 90 0
2012 92 92 0
2013 101 101 0
2014 84 84 0
2015 156 156 0
2016 153 153 0

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Popularity of Zella as a first name

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Popularity of Zella as a last name

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Common last names for Zella

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Common first names for Zella

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zella U.S.
  White 93.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zella

People with the last name Zella are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zella

  • How Popular is the name Zella? Zella is the 2,220th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zella was the 66,371st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,056 babies born with the first name Zella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zella to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 31 new born babies.
  • When was Zella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zella is Wednesday, October 19th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Zella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zella was in 1917 with a total of 298 babies.
  • Random Zella Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zella ranks 51st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Zella: Your name in reverse order is Allez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lleaz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 298 people with the last name Zella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zella? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zella 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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