Ella is a female name with origins in English, French, and German. It is commonly used as a nickname for Eleanor, Ellen, and Isabella. In English, Ella means beautiful fairy, maiden, or goddess. In French and German it means all, completely, or other.
Other well-known women named Ella include legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox. John Travolta, Eric Clapton, Ben Still, Jeff Gordon, Alex Rodriguez, and Mark Wahlberg are just a few of the celebrities who have named their daughters Ella. In Greek mythology, Ella was the daughter of King Athamas and goddess Nephele. "Ella Enchanted" is a popular family film.