Zella name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zella mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zella

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Zella means "Darkness".
  2. A submission from Puerto Rico says the name Zella means "Pink flower".
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From Latin cilia, accusative plural of cilium (“eyelid”).

  1. (anatomy) eyebrow

Notable Persons Named Zella

Notable Persons Named Zella

Zella Day

Zella Day is an indie pop singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Percussion instrument, Acoustic guitar, and Vocals. She has been prominent since 2012. Zella was given the name Zella Day Kerr on March 13th, 1995 in Pinetop, Arizona, U.S.

Zella Lehr

Zella Lehr is a country music musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1978 to 1985. Zella was born on March 14th, 1951.

Zella Russell

She breathed her last breath in 1952.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zella U.S.
  White 93.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zella

People with the last name Zella are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zella

  • How Popular is the name Zella? Zella is the 2,268th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zella was the 66,371st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,548 babies born with the first name Zella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zella to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 31 new born babies.
  • When was Zella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zella is Wednesday, October 19th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Zella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zella was in 1917 with a total of 298 babies.
  • Random Zella Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zella ranks 51st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Zella: The name spelled backwards is Allez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lazle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 298 people with the last name Zella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zella? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zella as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Zella name meaning

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