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Ella Meaning and Origin

The name Ella has two different origins and meanings, in German, the name Ella means “completely”, while in English Ella means “fairy maiden”. It is also sometimes considered a short form of names such as Eleanor or Elizabeth. Alternatively, some sources state that Ella has roots in Greek mythology, but upon further research, this appears to be just confusion with the name Helle or Hellas. In modern Hebrew Ella, may mean goddess. The name Ella has been a popular name for baby girls in English-speaking countries for over a century. It first gained popularity in the late 19th century and reached its peak in the 1920s, then declined in popularity until the early 2000s when it began to rise again. In recent years, the name has been particularly popular in the United States and the United Kingdom. There have been many notable people with the name Ella throughout history, including jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, children’s author Ella Enchanted, and actress Ella Balinska. Variations of the name Ella include Ellie, Elle, Elsie, and Eliza.

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