Ella has 22 derivatives. Derivatives of the name include Alia, Alla (also used in Russian), Ela, Elah, Ella Mae, Elladine, Ellah, Ellamae, Ellea, Elleah, Ellee, Ellesse, Elletta, Elley, Elli, Ellia, Ellina, Elly, and Rella. Other English derivatives include the diminutives Elle, Ellette, and Ellie.
The origin and thus the meaning of the name Ella is inherited by all variant forms.
Ella is a derivative of the English Alja.
Ella is also a shortening of the English Cinderella.
Ella is also a diminutive (English and Scandinavian) of the English Eleanor.
Ella is also a diminutive (English and Scandinavian) of the Dutch, English, and Scandinavian Ellen.
Ella is also a diminutive (English) of the English, German, Italian, and Spanish Elvira.
Ella is also a diminutive (English and Scandinavian) of the English Helen.
Ella is also a diminutive (English and Italian) of Isabel.
Ella is a very popular baby girl name. In 1900, 0.601% of baby girls were named Ella. It had a ranking of #42 then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and it is of only sporadic use in recent times. In 2015, it ranked at #18 with a usage of 0.406%, but it was nevertheless the most popular within all girl names in its family. Ella was 62% more widely used than the 2nd most popular name, Ellie, in 2015.
† Pronunciation for Ella: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
Details of famous persons named Ella:
Author Jean Rhys, born Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams August 24, 1890 - May 14, 1979, Roseau, Dominica.
Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald, born 25 April 1918 - 15 June 1996, Newport News, Virginia.
Poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox, born November 5, 1850 - October 30, 1919, Johnstown, Wisconsin.