See also: ella, Ellá, eļļa, -ella, -ellä, eļļā, and élla

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A 19th-century shortening of Eleanor or Ellen, later also used for any name ending in -ella, such as Gabriella or Daniella. Similar abbreviations have been formed independently in many European languages, for any name containing the syllable -el-, e.g. Elisabeth.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ella

  1. A female given name.
    • 1936 Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind: Chapter XLII:
      She was named Ella Lorena, Ella for her grandmother Ellen, and Lorena because it was the most fashionable name of the day for girls []
    1. Diminutive of Eleanor or Ellen
    2. Clipping of Gabriella or Daniella.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Ella.

Proper nounEdit

Ella

  1. a female given name from English

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ella

  1. a female given name, similar to English Ella

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of Elisabeth. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.laː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: El‧la

Proper nounEdit

Ella f

  1. a female given name

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ella f

  1. a female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Ella: Elluson
  • daughter of Ella: Elludóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ella
Accusative Ellu
Dative Ellu
Genitive Ellu

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈelːɑ/, [ˈe̞lːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -elːɑ
  • Syllabification(key): El‧la

Proper nounEdit

Ella

  1. a female given name, similar to English Ella

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Ella (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Ella Ellat
genitive Ellan Ellojen
partitive Ellaa Elloja
illative Ellaan Elloihin
singular plural
nominative Ella Ellat
accusative nom. Ella Ellat
gen. Ellan
genitive Ellan Ellojen
Ellainrare
partitive Ellaa Elloja
inessive Ellassa Elloissa
elative Ellasta Elloista
illative Ellaan Elloihin
adessive Ellalla Elloilla
ablative Ellalta Elloilta
allative Ellalle Elloille
essive Ellana Elloina
translative Ellaksi Elloiksi
instructive Elloin
abessive Ellatta Elloitta
comitative Elloineen
Possessive forms of Ella (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Ellani Ellamme
2nd person Ellasi Ellanne
3rd person Ellansa

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GermanEdit

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Ella

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Ella

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

Ella f

  1. (formal, polite) Alternative letter-case form of ella (you)
    Synonym: Lei

Usage notesEdit

Highly elevated variant of Lei.

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NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ella

  1. a female given name, similar to English Ella

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Ella m

  1. a male given name

InflectionEdit

Note that even though Ella is a feminine ōn-stem proper noun, its natural gender is masculine.


PlautdietschEdit

NounEdit

Ella n (plural Ellren)

  1. age

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ella c (genitive Ellas)

  1. a female given name, similar to English Ella. Contraction of Edla.

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