Name: Ella

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ella

  • Meaning:
    Torch; bright light
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    (EL a)
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    English, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries
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    Ella originated as a short form of any of the various names containing the Germanic element ali (foreign, other).

    Ella is now taken as a variant of Ellen, and also a possible nickname to other names with a strong el-sound in them.

    It was the 21st most popular name for girls in the US in 2006. In the UK in 2007, Ella held the 9th spot. It is a very popular name in Australia, where it held the top spot in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia in 2006.

    Ella Fitzgerald was a jazz singer.

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