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Gender: F Meaning of Ella: "all, completely; fairy maiden" Origin of Ella: German; English Ella's Popularity in 2013: #15

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Following in the path of Emma and Isabella/Bella, Ella has been shooting up the charts since the millennium: it rose from Number 265 in 2000 to a high of Number 15 this past year.

Ella has long been a fave of the glitterati -- including the John Travoltas, the Warren Beattys, Ben Stiller, Eric Clapton, Jeff Gordon, Ioan Gruffudd, Alex Rodriguez, and Mark Wahlberg.

Iconic singer Ella Fitzgerald adds a jazzy edge. One other appeal of Ella: It sounds both vintage and modern at the same time. Although it hadn't been used much for a few generation and so sounds fresh, there are an awful lot of little girls named Ella running around -- along with those called Ellie and Bella. So while it has much to recommend it, don't say we didn't warn you about Ella Enchanted's popularity.

And her popularity isn't limited to the US: Ella is Number 4 in Sweden and Number 6 in Australia.

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Ella Corrinne Beatty (2000), Warren Beatty & Annette Bening's daughter
Ella Betsi Gruffudd (2009), Alice Evans & Ioan Gruffudd's daughter
Ella Sofia Gordon (2007), Jeff Gordon & Ingrid Vandebosch's daughter
Ella Kole Moore (2010), daughter of Kate and Justin Moore
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Ella Graves, daughter of Rupert Graves

Pop Culture References for the Name Ella

Ella Enchanted, novel by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted, movie starring Anne Hathaway as Ella (based on book)
Ella Dunham, a character on the American TV show, 'Fringe'
Ella the harpy in the Heroes of Olympus series
Ella Montgomery, character in Pretty Little Liars (book & show)
Ella, the nickname of fairy tale and Disney princess "Cinderella"
Ella Moss, clothing brand
Ella's Kitchen, baby food company
Ella Quiere Cualto, song by Joswa in Da House
Ella Y Yo, song by Don Omar featuring Romeo
Ella the Elephant, children's TV show and character
Ella and Micha, book series by Jessica Sorensen
Ella, contraceptive pill
Ella Martinez from the Maximum Ride novels

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