Gender: Female Meaning of Cinderella: "little ash-girl" Origin of Cinderella: French

Cinderella Origin and Meaning

The name Cinderella is a girl's name of French origin meaning "little ash-girl".

One familiar name never used for real people, for obvious reasons.

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Pop Culture References for the name Cinderella

Ella, Cindella, Cindie, Cendrillon, Cindy, Cenerentola


mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


Not only is this name VERY associated with the fairytale/Disney movie but its not like Cinderella was even her real name. It was a cruel nickname her stepsisters gave her. I dont know why people would actually want to use it.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It has all the elements that would appeal - and yet, it is unusable...!

vic827 Says:


My great-grandmother was named Cinderella. I LOVE IT!! I always thought it was sooo cool as a kid. She went by Cindy, which is just... meh.

kertheshe Says:


... Bantha Fodder. Please, do your child a favor and don't make them a laughing-stock for the rest of their lives.

Luísa Says:


Love this name!

georgiaO Says:


I hate it. Ella is much cuter.

Zelliew Says:


Much better alternatives

SoDallas3 Says:


Cinderella has actually been used on real people. I have a number of Cinderellas in my family tree, all of Romani ancestry, but living in England between the 1700 and 1800s. It's not something I'd pick because them calling her Cinderella was intended as an insult. Though I do think the name choice for my ancestors was at the height of the fairytale's word of mouth.

Aniela123 Says:


I do not like it

leonoras Says:


I don't know who would bring this on their daughter. Go with Ella or Cindy.

caroblaise Says:


All I can think of is cinder, like cinder blocks...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


In the original story in Grimm's Fairy Tales, it says Cinderella means "little ash girl"

CocoWhite Says:


Beautiful name, but I'm sure most people would shorten it to just Cindy or Ella. Cinderella is kind of a mouthful.