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Gender: Female Meaning of Zella: "lacking nothing, one who knows the way" Origin of Zella: African, Bobangi

The name Zella is a girl's name of African origin meaning "lacking nothing, one who knows the way". Zella and is often added to lists like 174 Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

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This is an African name that would fit into any culture.

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Famous People Named Zella

Zella Lehr, American singer
Rosella "Zella" O'Connor Russell, American vaudevillian
Zella Day, American singer
Zella Allen Dixson, American author and librarian
Zella Jackson Price, American gospel singer

Pop Culture References for the name Zella

Zellah, Zela