Ella is one of the hottest girl names right now, and a perennial celeb favorite. Among the stars that have named their daughters Ella: John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Warren Beatty and Annette Benning, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, and Mark Wahlberg. It’s not hard to see the name’s appeal. It manages to sound romantic, modern, and sophisticated all at once. Then there’s that catchy Rhianna song, “Umbrella” (Ella, ella, ella.) And little girls will adore the meaning “beautiful fairy woman.”


  • english: A beautiful fairy woman
  • german: All, complete; also familiar form of Eleanor and Ellen

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Mark Wahlberg, Daughter of Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Daughter of Gary Sinise, Daughter of Kelly Preston and John Travolta, Daughter of Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, Daughter of Eric Clapton