Zella 🔥

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

Zella Origin and Meaning

The name Zella is a girl's name of African origin meaning "lacking nothing, one who knows the way".

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Zella

Zellah, Zela


nml28 Says:


I could see Zella getting super popular in like 10 years since "ella" and "Z" names are all the rage right now?? I like it a lot better than Bella and Stella etc

EW314 Says:


Zella is an awesome name! Spunky and spiky but also soft and feminine. Great meaning too.

kitchi1 Says:


"lacking nothing, one who knows the way" that meaning. If Zella wasn't a bad person in my family tree, then I would use it. It sounds so lovely...although it doesn't bother me personally it would bother my grandmother as Zella was her grandmother.

emmie113 Says:


I'm so in love with this name, partly because I'm currently obsessed with singer Zella Day (her song 'Compass' is breathtaking). I had no idea that it had African origins, though. It could fit into the English language very easily, I think!

emmie113 Says:


Zella Mae is absolutely gorgeous!

jeaskew Says:


Zella was my grandmother's name and is now my daughter's name. Several other websites identify the origin as German - a diminutive of Marcella. Growing up I remember reading that it meant "warrior woman" or "angry woman".

Bobcat108 Says:


My ex-in-law's family had a Zella in their ancestry...she was born in the early part of the 1900s, IIRC, & named Zella Bland. I have no idea where they got Zella from (they're from SW PA & definitely wouldn't have known about any African languages), but Bland was the last name of the doctor who delivered her. She actually went by Bland rather than Zella.

blithenine9 Says:


I love this name! Thinking of naming my baby that if it turns out to be a girl.

If you don't mind I would like to suggest a great present idea for your zella :) what if you ordered her a custom keychain with her beautiful name on it!

ZellasMom Says:


I am the mother of three kids...ages 16, 14, & 8. My youngest daughter's name (first & middle) is Zella Mae. She's named after her paternal grandmother who had passed away... I love the name and so does my daughter. It is unique and there have been many people who stop & ask where we found the name because they had never heard it before. The only thing my daughter ever complains about is that when looking for a keychain, necklace, or anything with personalized names on it, she can't find her name...but she has gotten used to it now. Hahaha