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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Ella?

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    Popularity of the name Ella

    According to the Social Security Administration, Ella was the 16th most popular baby girl’s name in America in 2021, and the 15th in 2020! It held the 13th spot in 2019, 15rd in 2018, 16th in 2017, 17th in 2016, and was 18th in 2015! So, this lovely, classic name has definitely maintained its popularity in the last few years!

    Average number of web searches for the name Ella over time

    Meaning of the name Ella
    Ella shown on our Dragonfly background with Sage and Pink mats.

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    History and meaning of the name Ella

    The name Ella is of Germanic origin and means “Beautiful Light,” with ancient origins in the Hebrew language meaning “God is with Us.” Ella is a short form of the name Eleanor and Ellen. In Greek mythology, Ella was the fairy maiden daughter of the God Athamas and Goddess Nephele.

    The meaning of the name “Ella” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Ella, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

    Meaning of the name Ella
    Ella shown on our Ballerina background with a Purple mat.

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    Variations we’ve done on the name Ella

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    Ella Grace

    Ella Marie

    Ella Rose


    Famous People named Ella

    A very famous Ella is the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. Another famous Ella is the title character in the book “Ella Enchanted” (Cinderella).

    Meaning of the name Ella
    Ella shown on our Serenity Forest background with Sage and Gold mats.

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    Your Ella

    Is your Ella filled with beautiful light? I’m sure she is! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of their loved ones’ names really do match their names!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Ella! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    Frequently asked questions about the name Ella (FAQ)

    Is Ella a rare name?

    Ella continued to rise in popularity until its peak in 2011 and 2012 as the twelfth most popular girl name in the U.S. As of 2021, Ella was at position 16.

    What is special about the name Ella?

    The name Ella is said to have many meanings and origins. In Hebrew, it has two meanings: “goddess”, and it is also the name for a tree within the pistachio family. According to English origins, it means “all, complete light; fairy maiden”. According to Germanic origins, it may mean “all” or “other”.

    What names is Ella short for?

    Though sometimes used as a pet form of Ellen or a nickname for Eleanor, Elizabeth, Isabella, or even Gabriella, Ella has stood alone as a given name since the Middle Ages.

    What does the name Ella say about you?

    If you are named Ella, it is a name that indicates a gift of gab – the ability to persuade others effortlessly. You are expressive, optimistic, outgoing, and inspiring. Charming and cheerful, you are the life of the party for any social event.

    Is Ella beautiful?

    Ella became popular during the Middle Ages, and again during the Victorian era in English-speaking countries, and has been very popular in the late 20th and early 21st centuries for baby girls born in English speaking countries.

    Should I name my daughter Ella?

    Ella has a gentle sound and pixie size, much like the little ones this name is given to. Ella has the subtle nickname of Elle or the adorable Ellie but also the option of none at all should you choose. The name Ella is short and breezy with an unspoken “it” factor – the perfect name for a surfer girl or a Hollywood star!

    Is Ella a religious name?

    Although primarily used as the short form of traditional names like Eleanor and Ellen, Ella is common among Christians. Ella is presumed to have come from the Greek name Elfin, meaning “beautiful fairy woman.” Ella was the daughter of Athamas and Nephele.

    What does the name Ella Rose mean?

    Ella is of Old German origin and is derived from a word meaning ‘all’, ‘light’ or ‘inclusive’. The name Rose comes from the English name for the flower, so the meaning of Ella-Rose can be taken to mean ‘All of the Roses’.

    How popular is the name Ellarose?

    How common is the name Ellarose for a baby born in 2021? Ellarose was the 2,427th most popular girls name. In 2021 there were only 73 baby girls named Ellarose. 1 out of every 24,377 baby girls born in 2021 are named Ellarose.

    How popular is the name Ella in 2021?

    How common is the name Ella for a baby born in 2021? Ella was the 16th most popular girls name and 8,102nd most popular boy’s name. In 2021, there were 6,987 baby girls and only 9 baby boys named Ella. To put that into context, 1 out of every 255 baby girls and 1 out of every 206,738 baby boys born in 2021 are named Ella.

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    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.

    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

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    If you would like to learn more about how Sharon started writing these beautiful poems, please read Sharon’s story here.

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