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Gender: Female Pronunciation: loo-EL-la Origin of Luella: Spelling variation of Louella Meaning of Louella: English, combination of Louise and Ella Luella's Popularity in 2017: #905

The name Luella is a girl's name . Luella is ranked #905 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Stylish L Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Luella is a sleeker version of the girls' name Louella that at this point is more popular than the original. Well-used in the 19th century, Luella fell off the Top 1000 in the 1950s, but has had a resurgence in recent years. Its use as a first or middle name by several edgy celebrities elevates Luella from crusty to cool, and it's stylish double-L sound and -ella ending make it a nicely revived vintage name for girls.

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Famous People Named Luella

Luella Dayrell Bartley, English fashion designer
Luella Bates, first woman truck driver
Luella Sanders Creighton, Canadian novelist
Luella Gear, American actress and comedienne
Iris Luella DeMent, American singer-songwriter
Helen Luella Koford, birth name of Terry Moore, American actress
Luella Jane "Lulu" West, (b. 2006). daughter of Christian singer-songwriter Matthew West
Alabama Luella Barker (b. 2006), daughter of model Shanna Moakler and musician Travis Barker
Fable Luella, daughter of Girl's Gone Child blogger Rebecca Woolf
Lolita-Luella McVeigh (b. 2012), daughter of AFL player Jarrad McVeigh

Pop Culture References for the name Luella

Luella Hiner, character in musical "A Chorus Line"
Wendy Luella Everly, main character of the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
Similar: Llewela, feminized form of Llewelyn (also, Llywela for Llywelyn)


paulapuddephatt Says:


Yes, I think it looks nicer than Louella, and translates more easily to Lulu or Lula that way, although Ella would also be lovely as a nickname. I love Lucy, Lucia, Lucinda, etc, and Luella is another cute Lu name. It fits with current trends, but in a good way.

NameLover 11 Says:


I think that this i such a cute name. And a great alternative to Isabella IMO.

lulujujuollieevie Says:


We named our daughter Luella in 2009. I loved this name from the moment I heard it. and it fits our Lu perfectly. We call her Lu or Lulu. We have had nothing but positive reactions to her name. I am so happy that this is her name. She fits in perfectly with all the Lilys, Liviys, and Lainnas, in her class but still stands out.

headintheclouds Says:


This is a sweet pretty-sounding name with a very strong Southern flair to it. I personally find it too Daisy Duke-ish and too much of a mashup name, but I can see the appeal. I'd go with Louisa or another -ella ending name before Luella though.

danirose01 Says:


Luella has the sweetest southern-vintage charm. It's a little bit frilly, a little bit quirky, and has a bunch of nickname options. This spelling is so much nicer than Louella, it just looks prettier written down and seems more streamlined.

danirose01 Says:


That's a lot of L's

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name, so sweet

Wittyusername103 Says:


I've seen it spelt Llewellah before.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I know a girl with this name. I'm not sure what to think of it though. It's definitely not my favourite conjoined name, but it's DEFINITELY not the worse out there.

Sunflowerist Says:


I love this name and its spelling.. I think it would be nice paired with an elegant middle name or something a little rough along the edges.. Luella Jolene?