Ella

Ella - A popular female name



  Apr 30,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ella, meaning all, completely; fairy maiden, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #62. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ella and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ella? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ella. The baby girl name Ella was given to 9,115 baby girls in 2012, ranking #12 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 155 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ella peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2011 on position 12.



Famous with this name

Ella Hunt
Ella Purnell
Ella Doyle


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Ella is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ella is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #5 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #41.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ella is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Ella is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Ella goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Ella origin and meaning

Ella is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means all, completely; fairy maiden. To see famous people named Ella, pop culture references for the name Ella and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ella

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ella, sorted by popularity.

Eula / Ellie / Elle / Elia / Eulalia / Elly / Elli / Eulah / Ela / Eliyah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201212
201112
201013
200915
200819
200721
200621
200523
200429
200344
200289
2001191
2000264
1999377
1998409
1997499
1996608
1995715
1994693
1993824
1992898
1991919
1990872
19891171
1988925
19871256
19861240
19851052
19841068
19831084
1982883
1981872
1980815
1979877
1978855
1977945
1976812
1975786
1974701
1973661
1972681
1971620
1970568
1969541
1968535
1967483
1966451
1965429
1964412
1963394
1962375
1961359
1960355
1959314
1958324
1957290
1956277
1955245
1954247
1953239
1952221
1951207
1950198
1949177
1948178
1947177
1946177
1945161
1944158
1943155
1942152
1941141
1940146
1939132
1938141
1937134
1936127
1935122
1934113
1933113
1932107
1931111
1930107
1929102
1928100
192798
192698
192593
192493
192393
192290
192189
192088
191987
191884
191783
191681
191575
191472
191370
191269
191163
191062

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont5
South Dakota6
Iowa6
North Dakota6
Nebraska6
Minnesota7
Wisconsin7
Wyoming8
Michigan8
New Hampshire8
Alabama8
Ohio9
Washington10
Louisiana11
Oregon11
Pennsylvania11
Missouri11
Montana11
North Carolina11
Illinois11
Kansas11
Kentucky11
New York12
Massachusetts12
Connecticut12
Rhode Island12
Georgia12
Tennessee12
Indiana12
South Carolina13
Idaho13
Virginia13
Colorado14
Maine14
Alaska14
Arkansas15
Utah15
New Jersey15
Hawaii16
Arizona17
Oklahoma17
Florida18
District of Columbia19
Delaware20
West Virginia20
Maryland21
Mississippi21
Nevada23
California31
Texas40
New Mexico41

Even more about Ella


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ella a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ella?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ella
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 155
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +9,115

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