The name Ella is of Spanish origin and means "Young Girl." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Ella is a name in itself, but can also be the short form of Eleanor. Ella may also be a Greek name when a variation of Hellas, the Greek name for Greece. In Hebrew, Ella means goddess. Famous people named Ella include jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, singers Ella Henderson and Ella Jenkins. Ella Raines is an American actress and Ella Young is an Irish poet. Ella Baker was an African American civil rights activist. Popular fictional characters named Ella include is Disney’s Cinderella, formed by the name Ella and the cinders in the fireplace, which she swept. Ella the Elephant is a cartoon show for children. Ella is also a place name with locations in the United States (Kentucky, Wisconsin), Australia, Sri Lanka and Greenland. There is also a Lake Ella in Florida.