Diminutive of Ida, German
"industrious one"

Idella Origin and Meaning

The name Idella is a girl's name meaning "industrious one".

Ida is one of those terminally old-fashioned names that suddenly sounds fresh again, especially given how fashionable it is in Europe. Ida, usually pronounced ee-da, is a Top 100 name in Scandinavia and German-speaking countries, and is rising more gently in the US.

Ida can't get much shorter, so its nicknames get longer, like the elaborated Idella.

# 957 in the US

Idella Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Idella

  • Idella "Della" Thrasher SehornAmerican swimmer
  • Idella PurnellMexican,American academic, librarian, teacher, and children's book author

Idella in Pop Culture

  • Idellacharacter in "Driving Miss Daisy"