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Pronunciation

ɛlə

Origin

English

Meaning

A romantic little name meaning 'fairy woman'! In Greek mythology, Ella is the lovely daughter of the great king Athamas and Nephele, the cloud nymph. Some say that the origin of the word is indeed Hellas, the name of Greece itself. And in German it's from the word for 'all'. Modern and sophisticated at once, this delicately beautiful name has a star quality that makes it shine.

Rank in the year 2015

Ella was ranked #64 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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