Origin:German
Popularity:52
Meaning:other or foreign
Need more proof that Ella may become the next Emma? George and Amal Clooney named their daughter Ella in 2017. Ella is effortless and timeless in her appeal. Her namesakes are groundbreaking and include jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, African-American civil rights activist Ella Baker and English singer Ella Eyre. Parents may find more inspiration in Newberry Award–winning fairy tale Ella Enchanted (with a movie adaptation starring Anne Hathaway) and Ella the Elephant, a children’s book and animated TV series.

Famous Ellas

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  • Ella Fitzgerald
    Musician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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