Of several origins.

1) Of Germanic origin.

Ella derives from the Germanic name “Alia”.

It is the Norman form of the name, from the Germanic element “alja”, which meant “other”.

Ella is also a diminutive form of names beginning with “El”.

2) Of Occitan origin.

A diminutive of the name Eleanor.

3) Of Greek origin.

A diminutive of the name Ellen.

Ella is also a diminutive form of other names, ending in “ella”.

Other forms of the name are Elli, Elle, Elia, Elsa, Ellie, Isabella.

Ella is a popular name in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and Ireland.

Famous bearers are Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Purnell, Ella Eyre, Ella Joyce, Ella Wahlestedt, Ella Rae Peck.

Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer.

She is often referred as “The First Lady of Song” and is considered by numerous experts as the finest jazz singer of all time.