Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Ella f. Proto-Germanic *allaz 'all, whole, every' or Latin alia 'other'.

The name is also sometimes used as a pet form of Ellen and Eleanor.

Germany
Early New High German
1497 Ella Nurn1497 151
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Ella". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Ella.