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Zella originates from tribal communities throughout Africa. This name, however, has a simplicity, allowing it to find use anywhere in the world. Though once a top 300 name, Zella is now just over a top 3,000 option.

Meaning of the name Zella:

African: lacking nothing
Bobangi: one who knows the way

Origin of the name Zella:

The baby name Zella originated in African culture. It is a tribal name that is common enough to find use in any country. Zella has been around for centuries, but it only spread to English-speaking countries in the 1800s.

Symbolism of the name Zella:

The baby name Zella is an African name popular among certain tribes, especially in the Central African Republic. In many African cultures, however, it was used to showcase the gratefulness the people had. In the Central African Republic specifically, it was used to denote those who were wise.

baby name Zella

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Gender of the name Zella:

Zella is an international name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Zella:


Number of syllables in the name Zella:


Emotion evoked from the name Zella:

Zella is fun and unique. It does have an upper-class feeling to it.

Alternative spellings for the name Zella:

  • Zela
  • Zelah
  • Zellah

Nicknames for the name Zella:

  • Zell
  • Zel
  • Zee
  • Zee Zee
  • Lala
  • Ella 
  • El

Popularity of the name Zella:

Zella ranked highest in America as a top 300 option until 1904. It remained a top 500 name, however, until the 1930s. The last year that Zella was a top 1,000 option in America was 1950 when it was number 958. As of 2021, Zella is rank 3,019.

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Great middle names for Zella and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Zella:

  • Zella Lehr (singer)
  • Zella Day (singer)
  • Zella Dixson (author, librarian)
  • Zella Price (gospel singer)

Zellas in popular culture:

There are no fictional references to the name Zella.

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