- a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “all.”
- a suffix used as a formative in taxonomic names, especially genus names of bacteria: chorella; pasteurella; salmonella.
Origin of -ella
Examples from the Web for ella
And less research has been done on Ella, the week-after pill, though data indicate it works like Plan B.Why Can’t the FDA Fix Outdated Birth Control Labels?
March 22, 2014
Ella Panfilova was the human rights adviser to the president.Is This the Mastermind Behind Russia’s Crimea Grab?
Anna Nemtsova, Eli Lake
March 19, 2014
From The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.How to Cure Your Anxiety? Read Henry James’s ‘The Portrait of a Lady,’ Of Course.
Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkind
September 26, 2013
Born Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Lorde grew up on the North Shore of New Zealand.Meet Lorde, the 16-Year-Old Singer Poised to Take Over Pop Music
July 22, 2013
Turns out different countries date differently, reports Ella Delany.Why Online Dating Is Struggling to Go Global
February 14, 2013
And Ella used to go to school with a girl who lives across the street from here.
Particularly since Mildred only gave you Ella Dowling to compare with me!
The night of the second day brought Ella to the place of destination.
But Ella was not forgotten or neglected; they often corresponded.
And Ella went gaily back to tell her grandmother and Meeta what she had done.The Fairchild Family
Mary Martha Sherwood
Word Origin and History for ella
fem. proper name, when not a diminutive of Eleanor it is from Old High German Alia, from al "all."
diminutive word-forming element, from Latin -ella, fem. of -ellus.