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Gender: F Pronunciation: loo-EL-la Origin of Luella: Spelling variation of Louella

Luella is a sleeker version of the girls' name Louella that at this point is four times more popular than the original. Well-used in the 19th century, Luella fell off the Top 1000 in the 1950s, but is making a resurgence today, given to over 200 baby girls in the US and swimming just below the Top 1000. 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, "A Chorus Line" character
Wendy Luella Everly, main character of the Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
Similar: Llewela, feminized form of Llewelyn (also, Llywela for Llywelyn)