[ 3 syll. lo-uel-la, lou-e-lla ] The baby girl name Louella is pronounced Luw-WEHL-aa- †. Louella's language of origin is English and Germanic. It is predominantly used in the English language. The name is a modern invention from the combination of Louise and the name Ella or the suffix '-ella'. It was first used by English speakers in the 19th century, and primarily in the USA where it has often been associated with the Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons (1881-1972).
Louella is a derivative of the Dutch, English, French, and German Louise.
A derivative of the name is the English Lewella.
Both the origin and meaning of the name Louella is inherited by all variant forms.
Another form of Louella is the English variant spelling Luella.
Louella is an uncommon baby girl name. In 1900, 0.035% of baby girls were given the name Louella. It had a ranking of #322 then. The baby name has seen a steep decline in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly linked to Louella, Ella was the most regularly used.
† Pronunciation for Louella: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"